Conservancy of Southwest Florida Environmental Education/Animal Husbandry Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 5:00pm


Naples, FL
United States

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Job Description:

Interns in the Conservancy’s Dalton Discovery Center care for live exhibits that house over 125 species of local wildlife including marine and freshwater fish and invertebrates, reptiles amphibians and raptors. Interns will work with protected wildlife such as a loggerhead sea turtle and American alligators and will assist the Environmental Education team with animal collection at various coastal locations.

In addition, interns will assist with teaching daily environmental education programs for audiences of all ages and presenting live animals for these programs. Interns will also deliver curriculum based environmental education programs to students in Pre-K through high school as well as lead interpretive Nature Center tour, assist with lecture series, assist with special events, lead off-site outreach programs and lend a hand with field trip programs.

Experience Required:

-Applicant must be at least a senior in college or possess a BS or BA in science and/or education.

-Environmental science/ecology, education or comparable background with a strong interest to work in a nature center and with diverse audiences of all ages.

-Some teaching experience is preferable but not required.

-Good communication and public speaking skills.

-Ability to lift 50 pounds and work outdoors in hot, humid and sometimes buggy conditions.

-Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Further Comments:

BENEFITS: You will gain experience in several fields such as education, interpretation, and husbandry. You will also gain extensive knowledge of Southwest Florida’s unique ecosystems and assist the staff in bringing environmental awareness to thousands of students and visitors.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a Drug and Smoke Free Workplace.


Housing available upon request


Bi-weekly stipend of $300



How to Apply:

Come join our team!

To learn more and apply, please visit:

Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: 239-262-0304