Environmental Education Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:00pm


Orange, TX
United States

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Job Description:

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is Platinum LEED facility with award-winning education programs!  Programs are offered in our organic garden and in the 225+ acres of bayou, cypress-tupelo swamp, forest, and meadows.  This demanding position requires initiative, self-direction, organizational skills, a positive attitude and a great sense of humor.   Check our website at www.shangrilagardens.org.


  • Undergraduate degree in environmental education, environmental science, or similar degree. 
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR valid through May 31, 2018
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills
  • Criminal background check and drug screening required before employment


  • Must be able to commit to the entire time period:  June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018
  • Tuesday through Saturday, with additional work on evenings and Mondays


  • Teach educational field trip programs for pre-K through 8th grade
  • Plan, develop and offer educational/interpretive programs to public
  • Lead interpretive boat tours for public
  • Project Management on community projects


  • Present educational and interpretive programs to school groups and public
  • Training and experience in operating triple pontoon boats
  • Project management experience
  • Paid group medical beginning 8/1/2017

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Full-time temporary, duration 6/1/17 – 5/31/18

Salary Detail:   

$10 – $12/per hour


How to Apply:

Deadline:         March 1, 2017

Email cover letter, resume, three references, and a letter of character and integrity from someone who has known you for at least two years to Jennifer Barroeta at jbarroeta@starkfoundation.org.  Please put Environmental Education Intern in the subject line.