Environmental Education Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:00am

Address:

St Marks, FL
United States

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Other

Job Description:

Do you enjoy working with students of all ages?  Are you looking for a job that allows you to be outdoors and share knowledge about the environment around you?  Are you a self-motivated, hard working individual?  Do you want to work in the field of environmental education?  This opportunity is intended for an enthusiastic young professional with a deep interest in advancing their career in environmental education.  The intern will gain valuable experience educating groups of various ages, and backgrounds through environmental education programs, guided tours, outreach and special events while taking advantage of networking opportunities with wildife and education professionals.  Work hours will normally be 40 hours per week, although additional work hours may be required during especially busy times, including early in the morning, at night or on weekends.  The position may require walking through difficult terrain in hot/cold and buggy conditions.  Inclement weather, poisonous plants, stinging insects and venomous snakes are inherent dangers in this work environment.

This position will be responsible for and will gain experience in the following:

  • Assisting, developin, conducting programs and assisitin gstaff with education programs, including Saturday programs, off and onsite programming and public and community events.
  • Maintaining and updating educational/informational displays.
  • Preparing for programs
  • Scanning documents into files
  • Consistantly projecting a positive, professional attitude and approach to the job, the Refuge, co-workers and visitors
  • Assisting with various duties as needed
  • Gaining experience in curriculum deveopment, program delivery, volunteer and youth mentor supervision, verbal/written communications and interpretation, visitor services, record keeping and data entry
  • Handling and helping to maintain education animal habitats (includes non-venomous snakes)
  • Other duties may include but are not limited to:  completing cleaning and maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the refuge education buiding, programs and events, attending routine orgainzational and developmental meetings and participating in various training opportunities as appropriate.  

Housing

Housing is a fully furnished 4 bedroom trailer, located at the refuge work center on US 98 near the town of St. Marks.  The intern will have their own bedroom and will share the common living room, bathrooms and kitchen with biological interns.  Laundry facilities are located in the compound.  WiFi is available.  The housing unit is twelve miles from Crawfordville FL which has limited services such as groceries, fast food, walk in clinic etc.  Additional shopping opportunities are available in Tallahassee (within 20-25 miles).

Transportation

A personal vehicle is required for all off duty travel.  Refuge vehicle or transportation with refuge staff will be provided for daily work activities.

$150/week living allowance paid by check weekely from Friends of St Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Dates of Employment:  Sept 5, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017

How to Apply:

Please send resume, references and any other materials you feel are pertinent to Lori Nicholson at 

Lori_Nicholson@fws.gov