Are you interested in environmental issues? Would you like to learn how citizens can make a change and support grassroots environmental topics with big impact? Would you like hands-on experience as a summer intern to support environmental initiatives? We are looking for a motivated, self-organized individual to support a team of volunteers of Don’t Spray Me! and the West Chester Green Team to make a change for citizens today and generations to come!
$11 an hour, 20 hours a week, 12 weeks expected but negotiable.
Academic credit if intern can arrange it with an appropriate institution and faculty supervisor.
Must receive state certification to work with children.
Needs background in environment and/or appropriate sciences.
Must work well under supervision but also have initiative and the ability to interact successfully with both adults and youths under age 18.
Examples of specific duties, often in conjunction with adults and/or children:
• Help lead inspection of storm drains to determine if water is draining properly, measure water temperature, flag or remove blockage of the street level grate.
• Conduct experiments to determine effectiveness of larvicide, length of local mosquito life cycle from eggs to adult, the height at which they will breed, whether they are breeding in storm drains, etc.
• Help with education and communication to reduce single-use plastic waste in the Borough and keep it out of streets and streams
• Possible further projects involving plastics, energy reduction, or climate change, depending on time available and sponsor planning.
Contact: Nathaniel Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org