Willamette Partnership Intern

Essential Functions
(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification. The District may modify duties and/or essential functions at its discretion. Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)

   1. Assists in research and analysis tied to designing new metrics and protocols to quantify ecosystem services from stream habitat, water quality, upland habitat, and other conservation actions.
   2. Assists with credit approval documentation, credit verification, and evaluation of ecosystem markets.
   3. Aids integration of Partnership standards and tools with Eco-label and other similar programs.
   4. Assists Executive Director with fund and organizational development, including grant applications, events, and business planning.

Expected Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: principles and theories of aquatic and upland conservation in both urban and rural environments; theory and principles of environmental policy and finance; principles and practice of collaborative governance.

Skill in: gathering, analyzing, and interpreting technical data pertaining to aquatic and upland habitats, water quality, and water quantity; analyzing problems and identifying alternative solutions; collaborating with a variety of stakeholders; use of computers and computer software including word processing, MS Excel spreadsheets and macros.

Ability to: work independently; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of Partnership, government officials, landowners, community groups, and the general public; operate effectively in a team environment; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Skills Learned While Performing Job Assignments

Real-world experience at the cutting edge of environmental policy and finance; experience running quantification tools for ecosystem services; and exposure to a variety of government, business, environmental, agriculture and other leaders in the northwest.
Minimum Requirements for an Internship

    * Internship opportunities must be aligned with your current field of study.
    * Must be currently enrolled or have received a degree in the last year.
    * You must have a minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale).


This is a paid, full-time, one year Internship. The hourly rate will be $15.92 to $18.90 per hour. There are no benefits associated with this Internship. If selected as a finalist, references may be required. Criminal background check, and transcripts will be required.
The Organization

The Willamette Partnership is a nonprofit 501c3 serving the Northwest to expand the pace, scope, and effectiveness of conservation. We are internationally recognized as leaders in the field of ecosystem markets, but are broadly interested in the incentives, policies, and actions people can take to enhance clean water, clean air, and natural places to play—ecosystem services. On behalf of the Willamette Partnership, Clean Water Services acts as a fiscal sponsor, hosting this and other Partnership positions.

Clean Water Services is a public water resources management utility committed to protecting water resources in Oregon’s Tualatin River Watershed. With more than 520,000 customers mainly in urban Washington County, Clean Water Services operates four wastewater treatment facilities, constructs and maintains flood management and water quality projects, and manages flow in the Tualatin River to improve water quality and protect fish habitat.
How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, specifically stating how your knowledge, skills, and abilities relate to this position and a resume by the closing date Friday, September 2, 2011. Please reference job #11-16. Submissions can be made two ways.

   1. Online. Click the “Apply Now” link at the bottom of this page, or adjacent to the job listing on the Job Openings page. You will be transferred to a secure resume submission page. Online resume submissions must be received by 8 a.m. on the Monday following the job closing date.
   2. Via US mail. Resumes must be postmarked by the closing date. Send cover letter and resume to:

    Clean Water Services
    Attn: Human Resources Division
    2550 SW Hillsboro Hwy
    Hillsboro, OR 97123

Clean Water Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applicants who need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process should call the Human Resources Division at (503) 681-3600 or TDD at (503) 681-3601.