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Chartiers Creek Watershed Intern, Allegheny Land Trust – Pennsylvania

Organization: Allegheny Land Trust

Position Title: Chartiers Creek Watershed Intern

Location: Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Dates and compensation: paid internship, no benefits; Begins summer 2015

Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

Description: This position will assist with critical stewardship, land management, volunteer recruitment, environmental education and restoration of the Chartiers Creek Watershed.

The Intern will conduct visual site and habitat monitoring to ensure that the unique conservation values of the watershed are cared for and upheld. The position will work with a variety of agencies, local, state and federal as well as nonprofit organizations to accomplish tasks for the betterment of the entire watershed.

The position interacts every day with on-site volunteers and property visitors. The Intern should be able to work well with a variety of personalities and be able to motivate them to work together towards a common goal. Communication through traditional notes, emails, letters, texting are all expected. Using a variety of programs, the intern will design posters, educational signage, and brochures to communicate to others the uniqueness of Chartiers Creek


  • Communicate with visitors to promote understanding of the watershed’s unique attributes and threatened resources through a variety of mediums including site walks, social media, and paper materials.
  • Lead interpretive walks of the Abandoned Mine Drainage system at ALT’s Wingfield Pines Conservation Area in Upper St. Clair.
  • Design posters, signs, brochures and other visual elements for property visitors to read and stay abridge to activities happening on site.
  • Assist with invasive species control efforts throughout the watershed.
  • Coordinate, lead, and wrap-up volunteer workdays and events in the watershed
  • Attend a variety of public meetings working with volunteers in support of a healthy Chartiers Creek Watershed. (for example; Chartiers Creek Watershed Association, Washington Co. Watershed Alliance, etc).
  • Perform general maintenance of trails, signs, parking areas and other visitor facilities in conservation areas found in the watershed.
  • Maintain accurate records in the ALT stewardship office of activities and events in the watershed
  • Assist ALT staff as needed


  • Preferred candidate will be pursuing a degree in natural sciences, landscape architecture, environmental studies or a related field
  • Excellent public speaking, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds; be able to use hand tools and some mechanical equipment
  • Familiarity with native flora/fauna as well as invasive species
  • Knowledge of trail maintenance and ecological land management principles, a plus
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends
  • A valid driver’s license and transportation (gas expenses are reimbursed at the federal IRS rate)

How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Emilie Rzotkiewicz, Stewardship Director at [email protected] with “Hamm Internship” in the subject line.

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