Austin Environmental Leaders Internship Program


Please read the full description of the program before submitting your application

Program Description

Austin Youth River Watch
Position Title
Austin Environmental Leaders Intern
Part-Time (4 hours/week)
AYRW Ecohouse (10611 Platt Lane) and virtual meetings via Zoom
Internship Stipend
Approx $320/month ($20/hour)
January 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024
Application Deadline
December 13th, 2023 *Note: We will close the application early if we receive enough interest. We do not recommend waiting until the deadline. Contact us if you have special circumstances.
Our AEL program provides career readiness-skills to young adults aged 18-24 in central Texas through intensive mentorship, on-the-job training, and environmental restoration. Over the course of a semester, interns commit to 16 hours of service per month and receive an hourly stipend for their efforts.
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  • Attend weekly meetings consistently either virtually or in-person throughout the semester 
  • Complete 4 hours/week of supervised shifts including water quality testing, maintaining native plant nursery, career readiness and independent assignments
  • Research, design and present a project on topic of your choice
  • Help plan, organize and implement a community restoration project
  • Must be between 18-24 years old (current college enrollment not required)
  • Interest in environmental work
  • Proficient in zoom and Google suites
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Eager to learn new skills and gain professional experience
  • Hard-working and self motivated
  • Reliable transportation preferred but not required

Applications closed, will reopen August 2024 for Fall 2024 internships.