Congratulations to all of the recent graduates of the 2022 Wisdom Workforce Development Internship program.

Wisdom is very proud of you all, and honored to be a part of your growth. Wisdom wants to encourage you to stay connected and active in this growing dynamic community.

We have immense gratitude for all of the community members and organizational partners that we were able to work with this season including:

  • Great Spirit United Methodist Church, Nellie Stearns and Allen Buck
  • Friends of Tryon Creek, Gabe Sheoships and Amy Stout
  • The Native Gathering Garden at Cully Park
  • Johnson Creek Watershed Council
  • Oswego Lake Watershed Council
  • Christine and Clifton Bruno
  • Ed Edmo
  • Zenger Farm and Megan Kupko from Portland State University
  • West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Forest Park Conservancy and Matt McLean
  • The Confluence Project
  • Leach Botanical Garden
  • Connecting Canopies
  • Magpie Connections & Juliet McGraw
  • Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and Alvey Seeyouma
  • The Wetlands Conservancy

A Special Thanks to Our Instructors, Coordinators and Staff

Wisdom is proud of our staff, instructors, coordinators, and team members to help make this intership a success

Our Graduation ceremony on Thursday, December 15th 2022 was a great time, very much in thanks to catering provided by the Bow & Arrow Culture Club, storytelling by Ed Edmo, and to the Drum Fam for the songs.

Ed Edmo The Storyteller Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker & Storyteller: Ed Edmo

Bow & Arrow Culture Club

Catering Provided by The Bow & Arrow Culture Club

Musical Guest Drum Fam

Musical Guest: Drum Fam

What is the Wisdom Workforce Development Internship?

The Wisdom Workforce Development internship program is a paid internship opportunity that gives environmental education and job skills to people who want to work in the environmental sector. With a focus on environmental restoration and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of Native peoples the Wisdom interns work with partner organizations and local environmental leaders every week for three months.

Exploration & Site Visits

This fall, our WWD interns were blessed with the experience to attend a Food Sovereignty Gathering, hosted by the Northwest Portland Indian Area Health Board and held by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde at their Chachallu museum. Thank you to Spirit Mt. Casino for the lodging and accommodations.

How can I get involved with Wisdom Workforce Development?

If you have questions about the program and are interested in knowing more about opportunities with the Wisdom community, make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter.

You can find more details about the most recent intern cohort on the Wisdom Workforce Development page. We will be recruiting new interns again in early 2023- so stay tuned for those opportunities!

hire the WWD, LLC crew

To hire the WWD, LLC crew, contact adrienne@wisdomoftheelders.org