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Paid Internship--Project WILD Curriculum Editor Assistant
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As part of the team at Council for Environmental Education (CEE) working on expanding the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, the Curriculum Editor Assistant will focus mainly on content editing and copy editing. The Curriculum Editor Assistant will help review, analyze, research, and edit written and graphic content to help ensure quality control and the delivery of well-written activities or lesson plans. The intern will help assess texts and graphics in terms of sound pedagogy, best practices for education, scientific accuracy, national education standards (such as Next Generation Science Standards), and well-balanced perspectives on issues pertaining to wildlife conservation. The intern will work on content targeting K-12 grade students and teachers as well as nonformal educators. The content will involve multiple academic subject areas, but with an emphasis on science education—including student-centered field investigations, STEM learning, inquiry approaches, career development in wildlife management, and outdoor learning. The intern will also help organize and update appendices in the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide and conduct photo searches to be published in the guide.
Throughout the internship, the intern will meet no less than once per week with CEE staff for a progress report and to ensure that the intern has all of the information and resources needed to complete the work. The intern will also be encouraged to solicit guidance as often as needed.
The intern placed with CEE will be encouraged to be creative and feel empowered to share innovative ways to improve the Project WILD curriculum. By completing this internship the Curriculum Editor Assistant will gain knowledge, experience, and/or skills in:
• Copy editing
• Content editing
• Planning and organizing text and graphics for curriculum development
• Knowledge of the fields of environmental education and science education
• Knowledge of nonformal and formal educator professional development systems and networks
• Knowledge of the educational publishing industry
• Researching environmental conservation issues and organizations
• Researching trends in educational methodologies
• Preparing reports, summaries, and goals for an organization
• Project WILD or related professional development training
In addition to completing the above job description, the intern will collaborate with staff members on a variety of other tasks, including assisting with preparations for an annual conference of Project WILD partnering organizations. With a small staff running several national programs, the intern will have a unique opportunity to be fundamentally involved with all of the programs, and environmental education as a whole, starting on day one. Participation in weekly staff meetings will provide an overview of the business of running a nonprofit, keep the intern up to date on staff projects, and allow them to report out on their own projects. The position requires working in an office setting, at a desk, and using a computer most of the time.
Previous writing and editing experience, advanced coursework and/or experience in writing and/or editing, K-12 education, lesson planning, curriculum development, environmental sciences, or STEM education, collaborating in a team using basic Google apps.
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Marc LeFebre, at marcL@councilforee.org. While there is no application deadline, CEE hopes to complete the hire for this position by December 20, 2016.