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Camp and Interpretation Education Intern
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Position begins Thursday, May 24th and ends no sooner than August 24th 2018.
This position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, program facilitation, and interpretation. Interns will primarily assist in the daily facilitation of summer camps, covering a wide variety of ecological topics through activities that incorporate elements such as art, physical activity, and exploration of Tracy Aviary’s grounds.
Primary duties for this position will include:
1.Preparing materials and assisting in teaching engaging summer camp programs for children in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.
2.Lead-facilitating one week of camps as a culmination of the summer experience.
3.Facilitating exhibit interpretation and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary.
4.Developing and implementing a capstone internship project.
Other duties may include assisting with events, completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate.
Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals.
$1200 stipend for three months of service, disbursed bi-weekly.
Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an approved college or university is preferred but not required.
Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred.
We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world.
This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of three months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday for the entire duration of service.
Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship.
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