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Conservation Education Resource Asst (Discovery Agents)
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, April 7, 2017, 3:00pm
The intern will work with the Payette National Forest Conservation Education Team, local environmental education partners (potentially including local High School senior students who may assist as part of their senior project), and the Discovery Agents software support team to develop a conceptual design, collect site information using digital camera and GPS, design the custom art elements with the software support team, program the challenges, beta-test the programming, and launch the missions on a seasonal basis. To broaden the learning opportunities the intern may also occasionally assist with other conservation education or public lands management efforts in the local area, such as school field trips, youth service projects, and special events.
- NYC will provide RA a prorated stipend of $14,400.00 or $120.00 per day along with health care coverage (if needed), workers compensation, and FICA/Medicare.
RA will have special Federal Government hiring authority upon completion of their 960 hours of service for up to 2 years.
Forest Service shared dormitory housing is provided July – December and may be available at a nominal cost to the RA outside of that reserved period. Alternatively, the intern may acquire housing at their expense in the local area to meet their needs (e.g. pets, family, etc) recognizing that housing costs in this area are comparatively high and supply is low.
Full time work is required during summer 2017 for initial project setup and to launch the summer mission, and either part-time (remote with periodic visits) or continued full-time on-site work on can be used to actually program and launch the missions during fall, winter, and spring.
A state issued drivers’ license is required and a Federal Government driver’s license may be obtained if qualifications are met for the operation of a Government-owned vehicle, though accommodations may be made for applicants with disabilities that prevent driving.
The intern needs to be self-motivated with strong communication and organization skills.
The intern should be literate in mobile gaming technology, particularly move-play applications (such as Pokemon Go).
Experience developing age-appropriate science lesson plans and activities and specific experience with teaching standardized environmental education curriculum is a plus (e.g. Project Learning Tree, Project WET, Project WILD, Leave No Trace, etc).
Enthusiasm for introducing elementary and middle school children to natural areas.
Creativity and ability to think “outside the box” to adapt environmental education place-based learning objectives into a mobile gaming environment.
Experience (or willingness to learn) event marketing and utilizing graphic design programs and social media to launch missions.
Experience mentoring high school students or a willingness to learn.
Experience in working with or teaching people with physical and cognitive disabilities is a plus.
How to Apply:
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017
Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received.
Type of position: Individual Placement
Service Dates May – December 2017
Length of Term: 120 days
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and four professional references in attention to:
Jay Runte - Internship Director
Northwest Youth Corps
2621 Augusta Street
Eugene, OR 97403