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Environmental Education Intern

Internship begins May 23, 2017 and ends no sooner than September 2, 2017.

DUTIES

This position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, program facilitation, and informal learning evaluation. Interns will rotate through facilitating local watershed-themed programs and community nature programs that incorporate free play.

Primary duties for this position will include:

  1. Providing watershed-focused interpretation and tours to members of the public spanning a wide range of ages.
  2. Assisting with off-site family nature programs at multiple locations throughout Salt Lake City.
  3. Evaluating programs and educational materials through evaluation surveys and/or visitor observations.
  4. Developing and implementing a capstone internship project.

Other duties may include assisting with events, completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate.

Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals. 

COMPENSATION

$1200 stipend for 3 months of service, disbursed bi-weekly.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology, or related field from an approved college or university is preferred, but not required.

Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred.

COMMITMENT

This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of roughly three months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of service.

Position will require a set schedule of five consecutive work days, and interns may not have weekend days off (to accommodate programs that are offered seven days a week). Days off may instead be scheduled mid-week. Position may require evening hours on rare occasions.

Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship. 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, one-page resume, and three references to Anne Terry, Education Manager at annet@tracyaviary.org.