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).
The Audubon Center in Greenwich opened in 1942 as the National Audubon Society’s first environmental education center in the United States. The 285-acre sanctuary has approximately seven miles of trails that lead to a hardwood forest, old fields, a lake, streams and vernal ponds. Each year, over tens of thousands of adults and children visit Audubon to hike and participate in school, family and adult programs, including citizen science surveys and counts, land stewardship projects, summer camps, lectures and presentations, and natural history and ecology education programs. Ultimately, our programs give people the information they need to make informed decisions about how they interact with nature. Through education, public policy, and science, we hope to build a culture of conservation and environmental stewards for now and in the future.
The Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT provides the opportunity to work in a day camp setting with teens ages thirteen to seventeen. The Teen Internship Program is a new teen program offered in two 2-week sessions during which campers spend time advancing their knowledge of Audubon Greenwich conservation work through four program pillars: individualized scientific research studies, land stewardship projects, education lesson planning, and meeting professionals in the fields of conservation science and environmental stewardship. While on-site, the teens will explore the meadows, ponds, and forests at the Audubon Center, as they work toward the completion of their studies and projects. The Teen Internship Educator will work with the Camp Director and Audubon Education Specialists to develop lesson plans for the Teen Internship Program. You will conduct daily hikes and other activities with a group of up to 15 children, while maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment.
This five-week position begins on July 2, 2018, and includes a week of staff training from July 2 to July 6. The Teen Internship Program begins on July 9 and ends on August 3. The daily work hours are 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
The Teen Internship Program Educator will work with the Camp Director and Audubon Staff to: