Environmental Education Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 12:00am


Prairie City, IA
United States

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Job Description:

Duties: Interns will assist Neal Smith NWR staff in a diversity of Visitor Services projects including: environmental education, interpretation, curriculum development, program presentations, Partner School Program development, staffing the Visitor Center information desk, special event planning and presentation, and limited trail maintenance.

Qualifications: Anyone interested in applying should be able to work independently or in small groups, have excellent verbal/writing skills, and have a background in environmental education, interpretation or a related field. Basic computer skills and a valid driver’s license are required.

How to Apply:

For the fall internship, the following must be received by July 30, 2016: 1) a one-page cover letter describing personal background and interests, 2) a detailed resume noting education, experience, skills, and including three references and their phone numbers, 3) unofficial college transcripts, and 4) a letter of recommendation including the name, affiliation, address, telephone, and email address of the person writing the letter. Information should be sent via email to: Brianna Patrick, Visitor Services Specialist, at Brianna_patrick@fws.gov. For additional information, visit www.fws.gov/refuge/neal_smith.

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Compensation Information:

The internship will generally run 9 - 12 weeks, working 40 hours a week (Sunday-Thursday), and is available in spring, summer and fall seasons. The fall internship will last from late August or early September through November. The intern will receive a stipend of $3600 to $4800 ($10 per hour) for 9-12 weeks respectively. Refuge staff will work with students to fulfill internship credit requirements at individual universities, including assigning independent projects. Housing is not provided. There are rental opportunities in the local area.