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Naturalist Educator Internship-Spring 2018

Established in 1997, Stokes Nature Center is a non-profit nature education organization. Our mission is to promote exploration, provide education, and foster appreciation and stewardship of our natural world for people of all ages.

Description:

The Naturalist Educator intern will aid in SNC programs relating to environmental education, including school programs, general programming, and hosting at the nature center. This internship provides an introduction to the world of environmental education non-profits. Our ideal candidate will be interested in teaching in and outside the classroom, and is comfortable helping develop curriculum. The Naturalist Educator intern needs to be an organized, collaborative, independent worker who is excited about SNC’s mission and will be a positive ambassador for environmental education in the local community.

Job Type: Internship

10-15 hrs a week

 Tentative Internship dates: Jan. 8th 2018- May 4th 2018

Responsibilities:

  • Occasionally assist with community outreach events and informational/education booths at different festivals.  

  • Assist in camp curriculum planning & development, and ordering and collecting camp supplies

  • Assist with organizing, promoting, and leading scout programs, naturalist walks, and community educational events. These are typically offered on evenings and weekends.  

  • Work with the Director of Education to update and develop environmental education curriculum in accordance with Utah State Core Standards.

  • Host at the Nature Center

  • Answer and direct office telephone calls, take messages, and make follow up phone calls

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position is highly organized, very personable, detail oriented, problem solver, and is both flexible and self motivated. This experience is a great opportunity for someone interested in a job in environmental education and outreach.

Specific Skills:

  • Strong time-management, organizational and research skills.

  • Quick learner with the ability to self-motivate  

  • Strong computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive

  • Motivated, self-starter with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and willingness to see the importance of the details

Benefits:

  • Job Experience

  • Gain references

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Networking opportunities

Note: This is an unpaid internship. Enjoy being a part of something that’s bigger than yourself. You’re supporting incredible programs that provide nature education to people of all ages.

To apply: Applications are due by December 10, 2017- but will remain open until filled. Send cover letter, completed application and resume to Emily Blake at: emily@logannature.org with your name and “Naturalist Educator Intern Application” in the subject line.