Now accepting applications for the Summer Stewardship Internship Program! If you are a youth ages 15-18 and interested in a great summer working outside, this internship may be right for you. Applications available here for download, or at the MKWC office in Orleans. Microsoft Word version: Intern_JobApplication.doc PDF version: Intern_JobApplication.pdfStewardship Intern Position Announcement 2017.jpg

MKWC's 2016 Summer Youth Intern Crew:

Autumn Allgier, Tashawna Brink, Emmanuel Cyr, Zaine Huhtala, Johnathan Markin, Anna McLane, Ryan Mollier

Check out the independent projects created by the MKWC 2016 intern crew!

Tashawna Brink shares her fish identification skills with this easy to use juvenile salmonid ID guide: Fish ID.pdf

Anna McLane taps in to her inner artist and wows us with a hand-painted banner to help advertise the MKWC Foodsheds program during community events.

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What would a movie about the stewardship internship look like? Zaine Huhtala and Emmanuel Cyr give us an idea with their MKWC Summer 2016 movie trailer.

Ryan Mollier preps our future youth interns by showing examples of what the interns do during their summer here at MKWC.

Intern Crew Leaders, Tanya Chapple and Carol Earnest, crunch the numbers to show just how much great work this year's crew accomplished.

Thank you 2016 Youth Stewardship Intern Crew!

From left to right: Zaine Huhtala, Tashawna Brink, Michael Hentz (MKWC Plants Program), Johnathan Markin, and Emmanuel Cyr.

From left to right: Autumn Allgier, Anna McLane, and Ryan Mollier.

Looking for more information about the Stewardship Intern Program?

During the summer months, MKWC offers paid internship positions to local teenagers to participate in watershed restoration and community service activities. MKWC’s stewardship interns work for a seven week period, four days per week, and eight hours per day. Stewardship Interns work on a broad range of fisheries and upslope habitat restoration projects being implemented by MKWC and their partners.  Projects include manual fish passage improvement, coho habitat enhancement, invasive species removal, native plant revegetation, and invasive weed monitoring in wilderness areas. Interns learn valuable natural resource career skills including:

  • Juvenile and adult fish identification, fish life history and ecology, and fish sampling techniques.
  • Techniques for creating and maintaining manual fish passage at tributary mouths.
  • Coho salmon habitat requirements and methods for coho habitat enhancement.
  • Noxious weed identification and methods for removal.
  • Native plant identification, propagation, and re-vegetation techniques.
  • Riparian habitat restoration and management.
  • Backpacking and hiking skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Introduction to whitewater safety, tool safety, and job hazard analysis.

Interns also have the opportunity to participate in community service projects by assisting at local community gardens and organizing a community volunteer workday to outreach, train, and involve the public in a workday of their choosing.

Stewardship Intern testimonials:

“Stewardship is the act of taking a role in helping support the natural environment we live in. Stewardship is an important concept to me, and my internship with MKWC has definitely inspired me to be a more active steward of my community.” Testimonial from a 2012 Youth Stewardship Intern
 
“My favorite part of the stewardship intern job this year, was my great co-workers, and the amazing places we got to work!” Testimonial from a 2013 Youth Stewardship Intern
 

Applications are available each spring for the Stewardship Intern Crew. Please contact Tanya@mkwc.org or Carol@mkwc.org or call (530) 627-3202 for more information.