Position Title: Riparian Restoration/Outreach Intern (1 Position)
Project Sponsor: Palouse Conservation District http://www.palousecd.org/ 
NWSA Mission: This position is in partnership with the Northwest Service Academy (NWSA), an AmeriCorps
program of ESD112. NWSA's mission is to preserve and restore the natural environment, and to develop community
leaders through service and community partnerships. www.nwserviceacademy.org 
Project Location: 1300 NE Henley Ct, Pullman, WA 99163
Position Summary: The Riparian Restoration/Outreach Intern will work cooperatively with the Natural Resource
Coordinator and the Information and Outreach Coordinator to implement conservation practices within the Palouse
Conservation District. Conservation practices will include watershed Restoration planning and implementation.
Outreach activities will include educating students, landowners, and volunteers through workshops and outreach
materials on local watershed issues, benefits of riparian area, and water quality protection. Three primary goals of these
projects are: To improve water quality by achieving increased survivability of riparian buffer plantings (50%); To
coordinate volunteer participation at riparian restoration projects (25%); To raise community awareness on the
importance of riparian buffers and other water quality issues (25%).
General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):
1. Collaborate with staff to plan and implement riparian restoration, maintenance and monitoring projects.
2. Perform maintenance on tree and shrub plantings (watering, weeding, wildlife damage control, etc.).
3. Recruit, educate and supervise volunteers for riparian restoration projects.
4. Develop and strengthen partnerships between the Palouse Conservation District and the communities it serves.
5. Clean and maintain District equipment used for restoration projects.
6. Develop outreach materials (flyers, certificates, displays, newsletter articles, etc.).
7. Collaborate with and provide project support for District staff.
8. Drive personal vehicle (with mileage reimbursement) as required for position.
9. Complete a Community Action Project that is identified by the Intern, researched, and implemented during the term
10. Attend and complete all NWSA/AmeriCorps training and service requirements including orientation, trainings, team
meetings and national service days.
11. Complete and submit all necessary NWSA/AmeriCorps paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
12. Wear an NWSA uniform and/or appropriate identifiers and required safety gear while performing service or
attending official events.
1. Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record and ability to provide documentation. Must comply with
NWSA Personal and Organizational Vehicle Use Policy detailed at the end of this position description.
2. Must attend a mandatory orientation in Trout Lake, WA from 2/7 to 2/11, quarterly Intern trainings in Trout Lake,
WA (food and lodging provided for orientation and trainings), and monthly Intern meetings. Intern is responsible for
transportation to and from all mandatory trainings and meetings, which may be up to several hours away from their
3. Personal vehicle is required for service activities and mileage reimbursement is approved.
4. Ability to drive a large vehicle such as a 15 passenger van and/or four-wheel drive vehicles with trailers. Training
5. Must have the following gear or equipment: sturdy work boots.
6. Will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
6. Will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
7. Ability to work well in a team and independently with limited supervision.
8. Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather at extreme temperatures.
9. Ability to lift 40 lbs.
10. Ability to work with diverse groups of people, including students and volunteers of varying ages, landowners and
other community members.
11. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
12. Comfortable leading, working with and speaking to small and large groups of people.
13. 21 years of age or older, at beginning of service term.
14. U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
15. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award.
16. Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying.
17. Selection, placement and retention are contingent upon passing the National Sex Offender Public Register
and a national FBI fingerprint check.
18. Regular and reliable attendance.
19. Members are eligible to serve up to four terms of service and receive AmeriCorps Education awards for each term
of service up to the value of two full time education awards only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform
NWSA of any previous service in an AmeriCorps program, regardless of whether or not they completed the
previous term(s) of service. NWSA is not liable for providing an Education Award to a member if they are not
eligible under the Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps guidelines.
1. Education and outreach experience including experience creating and delivering educational programs.
2. Experience coordinating volunteers and working with groups of people.
3. Tree-planting, landscaping, or restoration experience.
4. Experience using hand tools, light field equipment (i.e. weed-trimmer).
5. Basic computer skills.
Member Benefits Include:
1. A total taxable living allowance of $11,800.
2. Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members/leaders receive an education award of $5,350.
The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution
of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.
3. Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on
qualified loans, which is taxable).
4. Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included).
Application Deadline: Will occur as qualified applications are received. NWSA Center: Mt. Adams Center
Interviews: On-going until filled. Type of position: Individual Placement
Service Dates: February 7, 2011 - December 16, 2011 Length of Term: 1700 hours
How to apply:
Step 1 - Complete your application in one of the following two ways:
*PREFERRED* Online at the AmeriCorps website www.americorps.gov/Default.asp 
-If you do not already have a username and password, you must Create A Profile at
-Once you have logged in, create an application by clicking "Applications" under the "My AmeriCorps" menu.
-To apply to this specific position, click "Search Listings" under the "My AmeriCorps" menu and search for
program name Northwest Service Academy-MAC
-Select the position listing and click "Apply Now" at the bottom of the page.
Download application materials from the How to Apply page of our website
(http://mtadamscenter.org/americorps-apply-today.cfm ) and submit them to Amanda Green:
- Application - Complete the NWSA AmeriCorps Application and submit it via email (preferable), mail, or fax.
- Two Written References - Have your recommenders fill out the NWSA Reference Form and send it directly to
NWSA. References may be submitted by email (preferable), mail, or fax.
Step 2: Submit these additional materials promptly (email preferred except for Certification Form). Your application
will not be considered until all of the below materials are received.
1. A resume and a cover letter for each position in which you are interested. If you have already emailed these
documents, please bring that to my attention after you submit your application.
2. Visit http://mtadamscenter.org/americorps-apply-today.cfm , print the Certification Form, sign and date the
form, and mail to the address below. This document must be mailed to our office with your original signature.
3. A copy of your driving record/abstract from your local DMV. Your abstract must go back at least three years,
which may mean you need to submit additional abstracts for other states you have been a resident of within
4. Your insurance policy coverage for your personal vehicle showing our minimum requirements. Our Intern
Program requires your personal automobile insurance to have a minimum liability coverage of $100,000 for
bodily injury per person in an accident; $300,000 for all bodily injuries in an accident; and $50,000 for property
damage in an accident.
5. Read the NWSA Personal or Organizational Vehicle Use Policy (below) and submit your completed Driver
Certification Form and Safety Agreement (Form 27) and Member Personal Vehicle Use Authorization Form
(Form 28) found at http://mtadamscenter.org/americorps-apply-today.cfm .
Questions? Contact Amanda Green at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 509-395-3465.
NWSA - Mt. Adams Center
2453 HWY 141, Trout Lake, WA 98650