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Intern Project Description: Summer Environmental Education Intern
The Estuary Partnership internship program helps college students and recent graduates meet education objectives in their degree programs, bring new perspectives to our work, and gain hands-on knowledge and skills to advance their career goals. Interns work in a variety of locations throughout the lower 146 miles of the Columbia River to help deliver the Estuary Partnership’s summer on-water community education program. We place a priority on applications from students who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.
1. Gain hands-on experience in environmental education and delivering programs to youth and community members in outdoor and on-water settings.
2. Gain knowledge and experience in on-water safety and canoe paddling.
3. Gain experience researching and developing science curricula for K – 6 students.
4. Gain knowledge about the local lower Columbia River system, including native plants, watershed ecology, natural history, wildlife, and water quality.
Description of Work
• Deliver Summer On-Water Community Education Program. The Education Intern will assist with the delivery of our summer on-water community education program to help youth and adults access the outdoors and learn about local ecology. The program focuses on serving diverse populations, including underserved communities, communities of color, and low-income communities, and this year through a Metro Central Enhancement Grant the Metro Central target area (see map). The Education Intern will help lead on-water canoe trips with a focus on plants, watershed ecology, natural history, sustainable development, wildlife, and water quality. Trips also include “Paddle and Pull” events that involve both an on-water paddle and a habitat restoration project at a local natural area.
• Water Safety Training. The Education Intern will participate in a one-day training on canoe safety and water rescue through Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe provided by the Estuary Partnership, free of charge.
• Partnership Development and Needs Assessment. The Education Intern will help identify potential partners serving communities of color and assess needs and barriers to accessing local natural areas and outdoor education opportunities.
• Develop Classroom and Field Programs. The Education Intern will help refine or develop school year science-based classroom and field programs for elementary and middle school students, with a focus on creating culturally relevant and responsive curricula.
Duration and Time Commitment: The internship will start June 25, 2018 and conclude by August 16, 2017, not to exceed 210 hours of work, including training. The average workweek is 21 hours per week and a typical work schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, approximately 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekends.
Compensation: $15.00 per hour
Helpful Skills and Experience
• Experience or course work in education, experiential education, natural resource or watershed management, water quality, land use, marine sciences, biology, habitat conservation, or related field.
• Comfortable working with groups of people in a leadership role.
• Comfortable working as part of a team.
• Comfortable working outdoors, particularly on-water and in inclement weather.
• Experience working with diverse populations and underserved communities preferred.
• Fluency in Spanish desired.
• Be a college student and have completed at least one year of college or a recent graduate.
• Have completed coursework in education or a science-related discipline, such as natural resource or watershed management, water quality, land use, marine sciences, biology, or habitat conservation.
Persons of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBT people are encouraged to apply. The Estuary Partnership values differences and a racially diverse and culturally inclusive organization.
The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status.
Geographic Priority: Funding for the Summer Environmental Education Intern comes from a Metro Community Enhancement Grant. These grants are designed to benefit the neighborhoods and residents of Forest Park, Cathedral Park and Linnton, the Northwest District Association and the Northwest Industrial Area, and an area directly adjacent to the St. Johns Bridge. Applicants who live within this geography, particularly people of color, will be prioritized during the hiring process.
Please visit http://www.estuarypartnership.
The cover letter should describe your qualifications, your experience working with diverse populations and underserved communities, and why you want this internship.
Application Deadline: Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018.
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Portland State University (ORCPP)
Contracting and Procurement Services
PO Box 751 (FAST-CAPS)
Are you a person who likes challenges and developing new ideas? Are you connected to and ready to
promote to a broad audience, especially to people of color and historically underserved communities?As the Washington County Museum marketing professional, you’ll be working with a team of passionate (non-marketing) professionals who generate a number of services/programs for the community. To that end, you’ll need to be hands-on, flexible, collaborative and innovative. No two days will be alike! You will play a critical role in aligning your creative direction with the organization’s strategic plan.
1. Develop strategies and tactics (marketing plan) to get the word out about our organization and
drive qualified traffic to our programs and to our museum.
2. Deploy successful marketing campaigns and own their implementation from ideation to
3. Write, produce and distribute press releases, newsletters and other promotional material.
4. Maintain a robust social media presence by producing valuable and engaging posts that attracts
and engages our target groups.
5. Work with contractors and manage projects that may include professionals such as website
developer, photographer and graphic designers.
6. Develop and staff promotional “trade show” booths for family events, festivals and fairs.
7. Build strategic relationships with the press, community organizations and other mutually
8. Attend networking events and meetings to develop and maintain a visible presence in the
9. Measure, report, and evaluate performance of marketing campaigns, and progress towards
10. Experiment with leveraging marketing/advertising dollars for greater return on investment.
Professional communication skills, both written and oral. Excellent organizational, analytical, and
problem solving skills. Strong time management skills. Excellent attention to detail. Proficient in
Microsoft Office. Ability to work independently as well as in teams. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.
Education; Work Experience:
Working knowledge of marketing strategies. Experience with Google Analytics, Constant Contact (or
other email marketing platform.) Minimum two years of marketing experience coupled with the
demonstrated ability to create and manage multiple projects.
Bilingual – Spanish/English. Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, computer science or
related field or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Basic HTML or web development skills. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Publisher, and/or In Design.
Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Oregon to study a career and technical (CTE) field (i.e., dental hygienist, nursing assistant, x-ray technician, etc.). The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.
Criteria for scholarship
* Participation in school or community activities
* Personal accomplishments or achievements
* Preference given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in the Native American community
* Open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or descendants of enrolled members
How to Apply: Applications and instructions are available on OCF’s website at http://www.oregoncf.org/receive/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities
Click on Scholarships through OCF, and look for the Verl and Dorothy Miller Native American Vocational Scholarship near the bottom (scholarships are in alphabetical order). Or, fill out the attached application.
Deadline: With the extended deadline, scholarship applications are due April 2, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Are you or do you know a business that is interested in collecting garbage and recycling from Portland residents? City of Portland has posted a Request for Information to assess interest and capabilities of potential new entrants to the residential franchise system. To learn more, check out bid# 00000881 on the City’s Procurement website: https://procure.portlandoregon.gov.
Responses are due April 13. There are two optional pre-submittal meetings scheduled for next week:
Interested parties are strongly encouraged to register online as a vendor in order to ensure they receive all updates and additional information. Go to https://procure.portlandoregon.gov, and click the “Register” button in the upper right-hand corner. Walk through the tabs from left to right to complete each section of the registration. Under the “Terms and Categories” tab, questions #6 and #7 are for EEO and Equal Benefits certifications, which must be answered to complete the certifications. If you have questions, contact Nicky Almirol-Robbins, Nichelina.firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-2297.
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239