Lake Washington Watershed Internships
The Lake Washington Watershed Internship offered at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a year-long program that assists teens in becoming informed stewards of their local community through mentoring, hands-on learning, habitat restoration, and stream monitoring. Youth gain a greater understanding of the world around them while developing teaching and presentation skills, mentoring elementary-aged students about their local environment, gaining critical scientific skills and obtaining job experience.
As a Lake Washington Watershed intern, youth have the opportunity to explore their local environment through outdoor experiences such as hiking and canoeing. They also become leaders of long-term natural history, environmental science research and community outreach projects. Interns can participate in the program for up to three years. Starting in fall of 2014, interns may be eligible to earn skill badges and college credit through the internship program.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Download Application
Our internship year begins in late September and ends the following June. Interested youth are encouraged to submit an application or contact us throughout the year. Applications for 2014-15 are due September 18, 2014.
If you have questions, please call (425) 450-0207 or email Mercer.Slough.Teens@pacsci.org.
Learn more about the program by watching the following video.