AmeriCorps Internship Opportunities
Skagit Land Trust Stewardship Interns
Skagit Land Trust conserves wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations. The Stewardship Department at the Trust monitors, maintains and restores these protected properties in order to benefit wildlife and people.
Five positions available:
- 450 hour Stewardship Summer- Fall Americorps
- 450 hour Stewardship Spring- Summer Americorps
- 300 hour Stewardship Summer Americorps (3 positions)
- Invasive species removal
- Trail maintenance
- Planting native species
- Property boundary marking
- Assisting stewardship staff of projects
- Spending 90% of your time in the field
View and download the Skagit Land Trust AmeriCorps position as a PDF.
Chuckanut Center AmeriCorps Position
About Chuckanut Center: We grow food, skills and a resilient community. We seek to do this by providing a place where community members come together to grow with one another through the sharing of urban homesteading skills, gardening, cooking and preserving skills and personal growth through the arts. In this way, individuals become more self-reliant while also building a network of support with neighbors, within neighborhoods and throughout the community.
- 300 Hours of Service
- Main Focus: Food Justice
- Victory Garden support
- Maintenance projects
- Assist with orchard upkeep, and garden planting & harvesting
- Participate in Thursdays in the Garden and Weed n’ Feed events
103 Chuckanut Dr. N Bellingham, WA 98225
Email Chuckanut Center to learn more.
View and download the Chuckanut Center AmeriCorps position as a PDF.
Whatcom Land Trust AmeriCorps Stewardship Internship
Whatcom Land Trust is hiring for Habitat Restoration and Land Management. This position will assist with implementation of habitat restoration and management projects on Land Trust protected properties, including invasive species removal, planting, maintenance of young plantings, trail maintenance and more. They will also assist in planning, preparing and co-leading some of our Saturday Work Parties while engaging with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds of the community.
- Education Award of $1,459.26 upon completion of 300 hours
- Must be available at least one full day a week
- Hands-on training and experience at a non-profit
- Learn ecological processes and restoration methods
- Plant and wildlife identification
- Leadership experience guiding and educating volunteers
- Opportunity to see unique protected places around Whatcom County
- A chance to make a difference in your community!
View and download the Whatcom Land Trust AmeriCorps position as a PDF.
Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum - AmeriCorps Environmental Education Intern
Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum, an affiliate of the non-profit organization Pacific Shellfish Institute, is hiring a AmeriCorps Environmental Education Intern. The Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum is a novel K-12 environmental science program that uses shellfish as a vehicle to teach science and stewardship. Inspired to practice watershed healthy habits, students are empowered to pursue conservation and science. Additionally, we engage the general public in ocean conservation education through outreach events and community partnerships.
View and download the Garden of the Salish Sea AmeriCorps position as a PDF.
- Gain hands-on experience teaching environmental education in K-12 Whatcom County classrooms.
- Develop skills in curriculum development and lesson-planning.
- Engage the public through outreach events.
- Work at least 300 hours over your term.
- Complete a final project.
- Gain training and work experience in both environmental education and outreach.
- Make a difference in your community.
- Receive a stipend for your work and mileage reimbursement.
- Amount negotiable.
- Receive a $1,459.26 education credit from AmeriCorps.
- Receive a letter of recommendation and a reference for future employment.
- Be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
- College-level coursework in education.
- Good communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaborate in a group.
- Technology to work from home, with experience working in Google Drive.
- Reliable transportation.