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Harbor WildWatch

February 28, 2022

Hire Pierce County: Next Gen is pairing young adults, ages 16-24, with businesses throughout Pierce County in various paid internship roles. The program provides valuable work experience and training to young adults while also helping businesses meet staffing needs.

Harbor WildWatch, an environmental education organization in Gig Harbor dedicated to inspiring stewardship for Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea, joined the program offering one internship position for an Operations Assistant. They offer a variety of interactive educational activities for kids, adults, families, and visitors in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. From beach walks to STEM workshops – they deliver more than 600 programs to over 30,000 people each year. They are currently delivering outdoor programs in-person, while all indoor programs remain digital due to the pandemic. They hope to be back to fully in-person programming in the summer of 2022.

Learn More About Harbor WildWatch

Operations Assistant


Internship Opportunity: Harbor WildWatch 

Location: 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor 

Requirements: Vaccination (Booster if applicable) and masks required. No criminal convictions for theft, fraud or child/elder/animal abuse or endangerment. 

Available spots: 1 

Schedule: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 


Skills: Interest in marine life and/or environmental education; proficient use of computer and Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook; ability to communicate clearly with staff, board, volunteers, and members of the public; ability to effectively manage time and meet project deadlines; be adaptable, resourceful, and organized; ability to prioritize tasks and problem-solve; ability to work individually or in a team environment; attentive to detail. 

Description: This intern will open, close, and operate the Visitor & Interpretive Center; answer phones, messages, and email inquiries; greet and assist visitors with questions, exhibits, or other inquiries; data entry of confidential information including memberships, donations, contact information, etc.; research and write articles/posts for newsletters, social media, website, etc.; set-up, take-down, and operate marketing and/or educational booths; organize and inventory supplies; fulfill the motto of “Learn. Have Fun.” 

Interested in these internship positions? Want to learn more about other available internship positions throughout Pierce County? Visit our HPC: Next Gen webpage to learn more.

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