Summer Camp Educator Intern

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Leavenworth, WA
United States

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The Summer Camp Educator Intern position is an opportunity to learn under the supervision and guidance of experienced environmental educators. In this role, the Summer Camp Educator Intern will assist with the planning and delivery of WRI Youth Summer Camps. This position is responsible for the safety, enjoyment, and education of summer camp campers entering grades 1-6. WRI Summer Camps are structured to spend their days outdoors. This position works as a teammate to other WRI youth summer staff, volunteers, and interns and reports directly to the WRI Education Director. 

This is a seasonal intern position. The Summer Camp Educator Intern will work 32-40 hours/week mid-June through mid-August or late-August. Specific start and end dates will be determined based on intern availability and school calendar. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as field group instructor during camps 
  • Develop curriculum and activities for camps 
  • Ensure physical and emotional health and safety of all participants 
  • Assist other WRI staff as needed 
  • Assist and support volunteers and high school interns 
  • Operate and maintain lab and field equipment 
  • Set up and clean-up activities and facilities 
  • Collaborate with education staff 


The candidate must be self-motivated, outgoing, reliable, punctual, and able to work effectively with the public. All employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the start of employment. 

Minimum qualifications include: 

  • Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with youth  
  • Have an interest in science, environmental studies, nature, or related field and an interest in sharing this subject with other people 
  • Commitment to stewardship, conservation, and connecting youth to nature 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and community 
  • Ability to be flexible and adjust quickly to changing circumstances 
  • Ability to get to Wenatchee River Institute 
  • Professionalism with adults and parents 
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification or ability to obtain 
  • Pass background check 


Preferred qualifications include: 

  • Knowledge of Central Washington flora & fauna 
  • Ability to lead programs in Spanish 

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How to Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to: 

Rebecca Ryan 


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Private room in shared house on the Wenatchee River. Walking distance to WRI. Utilities included. 

Stipend of $200-$250/week (paid twice: once in the middle of the internship and once at the end).  

Contact Name:

Rebecca Ryan

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