Community Engagement Coordinator
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) is responsible for planning and implementing community engagement opportunities for the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition. The individual works in partnership with towns, neighborhoods, schools, and other community and youth-serving organizations to deliver activities that connect people with the Pomperaug River, its tributaries, and the surrounding watershed with the ultimate goal to protect and improve water quality and habitat.
An ideal candidate is a confident, enthusiastic person with direct experience in environmental conservation, public speaking, social media, and working with different demographics in the community. A passion for bringing people together, a commitment to following the science, and a love of the outdoors will help you find success in this position. A background in education, environmental science, and/or environmental studies is encouraged. First consideration will be given to applicants that apply by October 1, 2023. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
Dr. Marc J. Taylor Internship
Each summer, PRWC hires undergraduate and graduate students pursuing environmental careers for its Dr. Marc Taylor Internship position. This prestigious environmental student internship was established in 2013 in memory of PRWC’s cofounder, Dr. Taylor (1937-2012). In addition to stewarding environmental resources at the local, state, and national level, Dr. Taylor was particularly eager to foster the same passion in those preparing to be the stewards of the future.
The Intern will serve as an ambassador of PRWC during the summer season. Interns work on projects that protect and enhance natural resources in the Pomperaug Watershed communities. Projects may include but are not limited to water quality sampling, culvert assessments, streamwalk surveys, river clean-ups, riparian habitat improvement, invasive species removal, erosion mitigation, educational workshops, community outreach, and more.
2024 Internship Position Description coming soon!