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Environmental Education Intern
Environmental Education interns are a valued part of Shaver’s Creek’s staff and participate in all aspects of the nature center’s operation. A two-week orientation and training period is followed by seasonal education program opportunities in both day and residential settings. Interns work with all ages, preschool to adult, and with a variety of groups, including schools, private organizations, clubs, and the general public. Program areas provide each intern with an opportunity to work in planning, delivering, and evaluating the center’s educational and recreational programming. Observation and videotaping are used in evaluation, and interns are encouraged to keep a journal. Benefits include a weekly stipend and on-site housing at our intern house nestled in the woods away from park visitors.
The fall internship begins in late August and ends in early December with an average work week of 45 hours, including some weekends. Fall interns may choose to stay for the spring season, upon evaluation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Act as the primary instructors for onsite and offsite education programs
- Develop and implement program curriculum for residential Outdoor School (grades 5-8), school day programs (K-12), and summer day camps (ages 4-15)
- Engage in Visitor Center operations and interact with visitors
- Assist with live animal care and training
- Lead public natural and cultural history walks and team building programs
- Plan seasonal festivals and events
- Contribute to the Center’s blog and social media
- Restore habitats through trail stewardship
- Collect and submit data for Citizen science projects and foster sustainable initiatives
Position Start Date:
Monday, August 29, 2022
How to Apply:
Applicants must complete the online intern application form. This form includes four essay questions, contact information for three professional references, and a place to attach your resume. Please apply by following the link below.
Benefits include a $175 weekly stipend, and optional housing. Interns are encouraged to participate in professional development workshops and regional conferences. Interns also have a shared workspace with computer and Internet access. Career counseling, networking resources, and assistance with résumé writing are also provided.