The Education Internship Program, through the Audubon WINGS program, excels in giving interns priceless experiences while providing an unequaled opportunity to turn passion into action! Being a part of the Corkscrew team means making a difference for conservation. The Education Intern is a full-time seasonal position (October 2019 - April 2020) assisting with essential environmental education duties. Some duties are:
- Assist with the implementation of a 2nd and 5th grade field trip program to the Sanctuary.
- Educate visitors to the Blair Visitor Center and boardwalk.
- Aid with giving tours and presentations and other public education activities as necessary.
- Help with additional programs and events as needed
This paid, full-time six month internship has one session that runs October through April. The position will not exceed 40 hours per week, with occasional weekend work, as needed.
Some physical requirement are needed:
- Ability to work long hours out-of-doors in the field in sub-tropical wetland environments, exposed to harsh South Florida environment (sun, biting insects, severe summer storms);
- Ability to stand for eight hours in the Visitor Center or at an event, while maintaining a smile and positive attitude, while speaking to the public in a courteous manner; and
- Ability to carry tables, chairs, cases of drinks and other heavy items of approximately 40 pounds over short distances.
Additional critera are also looked for including:
- Be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an institution of higher learning, pursuing a degree in environmental education, communications, natural sciences or a related field;
- Excel in interpersonal communications and interpersonal skills while maintaining a team-focused attitude;
- Possess a basic understanding of ecology and a desire to learn about conservation;
- Demonstrate the ability to exercise sound judgment and adaptability to changing work conditions;
- Possess a valid driver’s license;
- Commit to the full duration of the internship;
- Be self-directed and demonstrate initiative once trained and prepared for programs and events;
On-site housing is required due to the relatively remote location of the Sanctuary and early field hours. Housing is a furnished one-level dormitory-style building with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two joined kitchens, a living room and a screened porch. Wireless internet, water, electricity and local phone service are provided. Rooms may be shared (gender inclusive) with other interns and housing may be shared with visiting researchers, Americorps team members, or other special guests.
If you or someone you know loves children and has a passion for conservation, please apply online at: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/3775/education-intern/job
For inquiries about the Education Internship, please contact Debbie Lotter.