YSP is Hiring Environmental and Recreation Education Interns for the 2016-2017 School Year!

Do you like working outdoors and working with youth? Are you excited to educate the next generation about caring for the world around them? Want to get your environmental education career off the ground? Join a team of SCA/Americorps interns and run the Youth Stewardship Program this year from October 2016 – August 2017.

Environmental Recreation Educator interns will support, plan, prep and implement a variety of recreation and park projects to help build community and increase overall park stewardship and volunteerism within San Francisco’s urban parks and opens spaces. Interns will receive on the job training and work primarily in the Youth Stewardship Program, a free environmental service learning program offered to teachers and educators looking to get their youth outdoors.
Desired Qualifications:
— Enjoys working with diverse intergenerational crowds, and strong interest in working with youth– Interest and experience in Urban Agriculture and Urban Parks– Experience leading/facilitating youth through structured activities

— Able to engage and comfortable managing groups of youth and or adults for 2+ hours

— Works well in a team setting and similarly, is self-motivated and can work independently

— Passion for the environment and working outdoors

— Strong verbal and written communication skills

— Computer literate; MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Internet

— Previous related experience or background in biology, environmental studies, or other related subjects or strong interest and willing to learn independently and through experience

— B.A. or B.S. in related subject (preferred not required)

— Multi-lingual, ideally in Spanish and/or Cantonese

— Comfortable driving large trucks or willing to learn

— Ideally a Bay Area resident

Required Qualifications:

— Willing to work occasional off hours and outdoors in inclement weather

— California State Drivers’ License with a good driving record

— Experience working with youth is a must

— Must be able to fully commit to 40 hours per week and total 1700 hours; 10 month commitment.

We are now accepting applications! Apply now and join us for an amazing school year!