Building the next generation of watershed stewards by providing local youth with experience and professional development in the environmental field.
Our Green Careers program offers training in environmental, leadership, communication, and administration skills through our Green Collar Corps and Internship programs. We give high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and professionals just starting out in their careers hands-on work experience and specialized training in the fields of non-profit management and operations, environmental education, marketing and communications, program management, and restoration. The program is designed to provide the maximum educational benefit to participants by placing interns in positions that fit their interests and providing mentoring opportunities with professional staff.
Green Collar Corps
Green Collar Corps
The Watershed Project’s Green Collar Corps (GCC) student worker program is made for college students looking for paid, hands-on work experience in the environmental field. We prioritize young people who are underrepresented in the environmental field (such as Black, Indigenous, or youth of color) and who cannot afford to take an unpaid internship opportunity. GCC members gain valuable job skills and exposure to a wide variety of environmental careers by working side by side with environmental professionals, both in the field and in the office, and on personalized projects based on their own interests. In addition to these projects, GCC members participate in frequent educational trainings and team-building activities.
This is a flexible, part-time position, designed to accommodate college courses. GCC members are expected to work with TWP for at least one year, and many stay with us for several years.
We will be hiring a new cohort of GCC members in Fall 2022! Please check this page for future updates.