Naturalist Internship

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, August 19, 2016, 5:00pm


Sandstone, MN
United States

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Job Description:


  • BA or BS degree
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Enjoyment of and experience working with children in an educational outdoor setting
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, and self-directed
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Consistent professionalism
  • Basic knowledge of and curiosity about the natural and cultural history of this region
  • Open-minded and personable with a light-hearted sense of humor

Intern Duties include:

  • Instruct environmental and adventure classes for diverse groups
  • Serve as liaison for school and weekend groups
  • Represent ACNW and interact with the public at key events
  • Focus on one or more of the following areas:  Wildlife and Animal Care; Adventure & Outdoor Education; Environmental Education Program Management; Center Operations & Stewardship; Curriculum Development & Design
  • Work weekends and evenings as needed, including serving on-call overnight
  • Maintain living quarters and center grounds (split wood, shovel snow, clear trails, etc.)
  • Assist in event planning, facilitation, and evaluation
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Broad natural history background training
  • Teaching experience covering groups of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Hands-on, behind the scenes knowledge of what it takes to run a residential environmental education center (fundraising, budgets, marketing, etc.)
  • $80/week stipend, private room in onsite Staff House, and meals when groups are present
  • Eight days off each month, plus two bonus weeks off (one in December and one as scheduling allows)
  • Optional paid graduate credits from Hamline University to fulfill the 10-credit Master’s-level Certificate in Environmental Education 

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How to Apply:

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and three references to: 

Jaime Souza, Audubon Center of the North Woods