• Conservation Education Intern

    Job Locations
    US-FL-Maitland
    Type
    Seasonal, Part-Time
    Job Category
    Education/Teaching
    ID
    2018-3826
    City
    Maitland
    State/Province
    FL
  • Overview

    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 46 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

     

     

    Position Summary

    Audubon’s Wings internship program invites students and recent graduates to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them.  The Conservation Education Intern will assist the Education Manager with many different aspects of Audubon Center for Birds of Prey education program. This is a six-month position running from January through June. The Conservation Education Intern works under the guidance and direct supervision of the Education Program Manager, however, the entire staff is available to interns for special interest sessions, guidance and assistance. The intern may also work with Center volunteers, the general public, school teachers and parents. The intern will be leading volunteers during on-site and off-site programs that focus on water conservation, saving energy and protecting habitat for birds. The intern will also help organize fundraisers and special educational events.

     

    The Education intern will have the opportunity to learn and gain valuable skills as it relates to operations of a nature center, developing content for programs, program delivery, marketing and social media.

    Essential Functions

    • Assist with the teaching of environmental education programs to school groups both on and offsite.
    • If applicable, assist with the planning, set-up and implementation of any special events or fundraisers taking place during this time period.
    • Assist with the creation and implementation of educational programming, including Raptor Camp.
    • Assist with marketing programs to schools and other target audiences.
    • Assist with development and implementation of metrics to measure program impact.
    • Assist with social media marketing through use of the Center’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
    • Assist with other aspects of running an Audubon center, including answering requests for information from the public, guest relations, and helping with many other facets of the Center's day to day operations.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Completion of at least two years of college coursework in environmental or life sciences, or science education. 
    • Some teaching experience to both children and adults.
    • Confident in leading a group and initiating activities, working independently and team teaching.
    • Comfortable with public speaking to small or large groups.
    • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, flexibility, a desire to learn, and the ability to work well with others.
    • A current driver’s license and own vehicle are required. 
    • CPR and 1st Aid Certification are highly recommended.
    • Positive attitude and commitment to conservation.

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