Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC) is an environmental education center located in Dallas, Texas. Our 120-acre sanctuary includes 5 miles of walking trails winding through the Blackland Prairie, Great Trinity Forest, ponds, and the Trinity River, and provides outstanding learning opportunities in a diverse and beautiful setting. Internships have been a part of our program since 2008.
Education interns are supervised by the Senior Education Manager and typically work 27 hours per week and are paid an hourly wage. Duties primarily take place on weekdays but also on some weekends and evenings. Interns will learn from experts in the field of conservation education while gaining exposure to informal education techniques both inside and outside the classroom. Teaching topics may include birds, reptiles, general nature exploration, geology and fossils, food webs, exploration of different communities and more. Internship Dates: February 2018 - May 2018.
During the education internship, they will:
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