Summer Naturalist Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 4:30pm


Cable, WI
United States

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Job Description:

The Naturalist Intern will be expected to:

  • Develop curriculum for and lead Junior Naturalist programs with a second intern.
  • Plan and lead a variety of natural history programs for visitors of all ages.
  • Interact with Museum visitors as an exhibit docent.
  • Assist with special events like fundraisers and the 4th of July parade.
  • Write articles for the Museum’s publications.
  • Monitor Forest Lodge Nature Trail, including light trail maintenance.
  • Assist with care of living and non-living collections, including the outdoor classroom.
  • Contribute to the Museum’s social media outlets, including Facebook.


  • Applicants should have at least two years college or an equivalent practical experience in a natural science field or environmental education. 
  • Candidates should demonstrate a desire to teach and learn about the natural world, and have experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting.
  • The applicant should be energetic and self-directed, be able to work as part of a team, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.

Dates of employment: 

June 5 - August 26, 2017 (exact dates are flexible)


40 hours/week, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 - 4:30 and occasional evenings


$200/week.  Housing is provided by the Museum at the Jackson Burke House, 10 miles east of Cable. The intern must provide his or her own transportation.



How to Apply:

Send a current resume and a cover letter that describes your professional goals, what you would hope to gain from this internship, and what expertise you would bring. Include the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of two references. Return application materials by mail or email by March 8, 2017 to:


Haley Appleman, Naturalist

Cable Natural History Museum

P.O Box 416

Cable, WI  54821