Apply Soon to be our Summer Fellow!

Schuylkill River Greenways (SRG), a member of the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE), is seeking to hire a Fellow from the Reading, PA area (preferably someone fluent in both English and Spanish) to help connect with local community members around protecting the Delaware River and its tributaries, including the Schuylkill River. SRG is committed to building a workforce that matches the diversity of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to celebrating and preserving a heritage area that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. We value the different experiences, knowledge and unique capabilities applicants will be able to share because of varying social, cultural, and racial backgrounds. 

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The Delaware River Watershed Fellowship is a 12 week, paid summer job opportunity designed to
introduce young people from local communities to careers in environmental education. Fellows are
hired at one of 23 environmental education centers across the Delaware River Watershed. Fellows
participate in training sessions to help prepare them for a summer of helping people connect with
nature and informing their local communities about issues affecting the Delaware River, the source of
drinking water for 15 million people living in the region

Position Location

Schuylkill River Greenways is located at 140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464. The Fellow will spend much of their time in and around Pottstown and Reading, but some events will take place in other areas of the watershed in Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, Berks, and Schuylkill Counties.


Fellows are paid

Sample Job Description: 


  •  Fellows will participate in a 3 day watershed education training, at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (overnight, June 12-14.)
  • Fellows will help their host Center lead programs and activities, whether in-person or virtually, for community members and visitors to their site.
  • Fellows will attend in-person meetings with Fellows from other AWE Centers.
  • With guidance from their supervisor and mentors, Fellows will focus their efforts on a specific Capstone Project and present their work at the end-of-program Summit event (August 16).
  • Fellows will document their progress by completing a short log report every week.

The Fellow at Schuylkill River Greenways (SRG) will specifically:

  • Work with SRG staff to collect quantitative feedback on education programs.
  • Assist with environmental education and programming along the Schuylkill River Trail.
  • Work with SRG and Berks Nature Center to host the 3rd Riverzilla community event in Reading, PA.
  • Manage and promote two outdoor move nights along the Schuylkill River. One at Riverfront Park in Pottstown, PA (July 24th, 2024) and one in Schuylkill Haven, PA (October 12th, 2024). The Fellow will plan both events but is only required to attend the July movie night.
  • Assist in 1-2 days (between July 15-21) of SRG’s Schuylkill River Sojourn event, a weeklong paddling excursion (kayaking optional).
  • Create eye-catching graphics (social media posts, flyers, informational handouts, etc.) using Canva or other design programs to inform SRG followers about events, programs/projects, and watershed education.
  • If fluent in Spanish, help translate materials such as flyers and surveys to Spanish

Qualifications and Experience

  • Age 18+ by June 3, 2024 start date
  • Valid state driver’s license required and reliable transportation
  • The fellow will be working in Spanish-speaking communities, SRG is seeking to hire a candidate fluent in Spanish and English (preferred)
  • Experience in social media management, graphic design, writing/communications & marketing
  • Comfortable welcoming and talking with visitors to the center and park, excited to help run environmental education programs outdoors with children and adults
  • Comfortable working outdoors
  • Enjoy working with a team and independently, teamwork will be needed for events and SRG projects, working independently as a leader will be helpful when working on the community engagement summer project
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required for movie nights, trail survey distribution in Reading, and community engagement summer project
  • Able to walk or hike through varied terrain, open to trying kayaking in the Schuylkill River (no prior kayaking experience necessary)

Essential Dates:

  • June 3-12, 2024: Fellow start date at Schuylkill River Greenways (Fellows may arrange with their Supervisor to begin any time within the first week of the program.)
  • June 12-14: Fellowship Orientation (overnight) at Pocono Environmental Education Center. (Meals, transportation and accommodations provided.)
  • August 16: Watershed Fellowship Summit (location to be announced).
  • August 23: Last day of Fellowship (Fellows may finish their term of service any time after the August 16 Summit as needed.)

How to apply

If you are interested in learning more about the fellowship, email our Education Director, Ayashe Ramey, or complete an online application to apply:  CLICK HERE 

Application Deadline

Wednesday, April 1, 2024

More about Schuylkill River Greenways

The Schuylkill River Greenways NHA is a National & State Heritage Area that encompasses the Schuylkill River Watershed through parts of five counties: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Schuylkill. SRG’s mission is to connect residents, visitors and communities to the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement and economic development in order to foster stewardship of the watershed and its heritage.

More about the Alliance for Watershed Education

Organized in 2016, the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River is a regional initiative of twenty-three partnering environmental education centers, funded and supported by the William Penn Foundation. Each of these centers is located along the Circuit Trail or a major connecting trail, and on waterways throughout the Delaware River Watershed in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

This position is made possible through the support of the William Penn Foundation.