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Environmental Education Intern
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Deadline to Apply:
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:00pm
This position will be responsible for and will gain experience in the following:
Assisting, developing, conducting programs and assisting staff 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.
Consistently 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 development, 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 building, programs, and events, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and participating in various training opportunities as appropriate.
Possess a valid driver’s license
Current student or recent graduate in education, natural resources education, or a related field.
Must be at least 18 years old
Must be self-motivated and self-sufficient
Must be able to take and follow directions and complete appointed tasks promptly
Must be punctual and have regular attendance
Must possess a willingness to learn
Applicant must be comfortable working outdoors in the Florida heat, (or cold) alongside biting insects and venomous snakes, in wet or dry conditions
Ability to accommodate unusual work hours (early mornings, evenings, weekends, etc.)
A high level of interest in teaching students of diverse ages and backgrounds.
Excellent public speaking skills for audiences of various ages and abilities
The ability to work independently and in a team setting while foreseeing and quickly correcting potential problems.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Drive and various social media formats
An optimistic “can-do” attitude
Willingness to abide by the refuge’s mission, vision, and values
First aid and CPR certification preferred
Knowledge of local flora and fauna is desired but not required
The successful applicant must be able to live and work well with people of various backgrounds. Having the ability to separate personal issues from the professional time (and the ability to resolve any particular issues quickly with little conflict) is crucial for this position.
Needs to be current on Tetanus immunization
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 bedroom and will share the standard living room, bathrooms, and kitchen with biological interns. Laundry facilities are located in the compound. WiFi is available. A housing unit is twelve miles to Crawfordville, which has limited services but has groceries, walk-in clinic, etc. Additional shopping opportunities are available in Tallahassee, within 20-25 miles.
A personal vehicle is required for off-duty travel. Refuge vehicle or transportation with refuge staff will be provided for daily work activities.
How to Apply:
Please send resume, references, and any other materials you feel are pertinent to Lori Nicholson at Lori_Nicholson@fws.gov
Application deadline is Nov. 21, 2017, 11:00 pm