Summer Intern

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Thursday, June 1, 2017, 12:00pm



San Francisco, CA
United States

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Planet Bee Foundation Seeking Summer Intern

Organization: Planet Bee Foundation - Environmental Education Nonprofit

Position: Intern - possibility to receive undergraduate credit through your school

Job Type: Part Time, variable hours depending on number of credits

Time period: Summer 2017

Start date: June 5, 2017

End Date: August 26, 2017

Contact: Executive Director Debra Tomaszewski at

Position Description:

Planet Bee Foundation is looking for a responsible, creative, energetic individual to assist with delivering and expanding our educational programs within Bay Area schools. The intern will assist with our Humble Honey Bee Program, which includes bringing live bees in an observation hive to classes for hands-on lessons in biology, conservation, and environmental stewardship; as well as with our K-12 citizen science project, the ZomBee Watch Project. The ideal candidate is passionate about environmental education and conservation, has good writing and editing skills, works well in a collaborative environment, and loves working with youth. Interns will also assist with daily administrative and development tasks that support the operations of programs.

Position Duties:

Teaching:  Set up and assist with presentations and activities with grades TK through 12

Scheduling: Work with management to schedule lessons and events

Social media:  Work with management to develop social media strategies for reaching new schools and organizations

Outreach: Participate in outreach events, volunteer opportunities and meetings on behalf of Planet Bee Foundation

Lesson planning:  Work with educators to maintain existing and create new educational material

Administrative Duties: Assist with Planet Bee Foundation office tasks to expand program efficacy, such as creating letter templates, creating thank you cards, designing posters (if experience permits), data entry, writing notes, and other administrative tasks

Fundraising: Write grant applications

Communications: Maintain partnerships with corporations, businesses, nonprofits, and schools

Research: Research new data on honey bee decline, pollinator conservation, and educational strategies

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working towards a BA or BS in a related field (sciences or education)
  • Passionate about the environment
  • Energetic and enjoys working with diverse youth in an outdoor science education setting
  • Some teaching experience
  • Teach in a motivational and supportive, inquisitive manner
  • Ability to work with class of approx. 25 youth
  • Self-motivated, independent worker
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in social media
  • Willing to work some weekends/off hours for events or workshops
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team

How to Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to Executive Director Debra Tomaszewski at with the subject "Summer Intern Application".