Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Lake Washington Watershed Internship Program

Lake Washington Watershed Internship Program

The Lake Washington Watershed Internship is a year-long program that assists high school students in becoming informed stewards of their local community through mentoring, hands-on learning, habitat restoration and stream monitoring. High school students 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 an 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 and may be eligible to earn skill badges and college credit through the internship program. For questions, call (425) 450-0207 or email Mercer.Slough.Teens@pacsci.org.

Mercer Slough Cohort (Bellevue)

  • Who: Students in grades 10-11 who live or go to school in Bellevue and are interested in environmental science, working with youth and spending time outside
  • Where: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center (1625 118th Avenue SE, Bellevue, 98005)
  • When: The year-long internship begins late September 2019.
  • Time Commitment: One 2-hour after-school meeting held weekly on Tuesdays and two 5-hour Saturday meetings per month.

North Creek Cohort (Bothell)

  • Who: Students in grades 10-11 who live or go to school in Bothell and are interested in environmental science, working with youth and spending time outside
  • Where: University of Washington Bothell campus (18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, 98011)
  • When: The year-long internship begins late September 2019.
  • Time Commitment: One 2-hour after-school meeting held weekly on Thursdays and two 5-hour Saturday meetings per month.

Applications

The application period for the 2019 school year cohort is currently closed. Sign up for the Teen Programs eNews to be notified when the application period opens.

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Additional Information

To learn more about the program we call LWWIP – (Pronounced “El Whip”), listen to the following PacSci Podcast:

 

Sponsors

The Lake Washington Watershed Internship Program is generously supported by The Boeing Company and funded in part by grants from the King County Wastewater Treatment Division and by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Additional support comes from more than 2,500 individuals, companies, and foundations that donate to the Science Center each year. Learn more about ways you can support the Lake Washington Watershed Internship Program and Pacific Science Center.