Youth & Family Education Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 12:45pm

Address:

Alexandria, VA
United States

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Other

Job Description:

Intern at Green Spring Gardens, a public botanic garden that is part of Fairfax County Park Authority. Gain training and work on a personal project. Work focuses on gardening & environmental education. 

Duties:
Internship responsibilities may include developing a project proposal, conducting project activities, garden maintenance, and presenting a written and oral project report.

Qualifications:
Preference is given to applicants enrolled in a two or four year education program in environmental education, horticulture, botany, or a similar degree program. Preferred applicants will have experience with and/or commitment to educating children. All newly hired interns are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. Interns who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated interns will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment. Email cover letter and resume to point of contact.

Purpose:
The Youth and Family Education Intern will gain experience with all aspects of Youth and Family Education: planning and conduction plant-based nature programs, assisting with all aspects of summer camps, gardening and other light physical work, developing teaching aids, and administrative duties and special projects as assigned. This in-person internship will follow CDC guidelines for health safety.

Benefits:
Interns will be temporary, part-time employees of Fairfax County Park Authority. Compensation is $11.55/hour for up to 285 hours. Start and end dates are negotiable.

 

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Waugh, Youth & Family Education Coordinator at elizabeth.waugh@fairfaxcounty.gov

Position open until filled.