Education Intern

Job Locations
US-NM-Santa Fe | US-NY-New York
Type
Seasonal, Part-Time
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
ID
2020-4432
City
Santa Fe
State/Province
NM
Additional Location : City
New York
Additional Location : State/Province
NY

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

 


 

Position Summary

National Audubon Society is seeking one highly motivated individual to serve as an Education Intern through the Audubon on Campus program. The Intern will be expected to assist in creating educational programming for elementary school students and adults. This position will support national and local education initiatives by developing virtual curricula and activities for students, teachers, families and summer camp participants. In addition, interns will work with staff to assist in managing projects including, but not limited to: data entry and budget tracking, digital outreach and advocacy, assisting with Spanish language translations, and other education focused and programmatic tasks. This internship is grant funded through the Walton Family Foundation. 

Essential Functions

The Intern will:

  • Split time between supporting the Director of Education and Audubon New Mexico staff
  • Implement online publishing projects for the Audubon Adventures program that benefit students and teachers in classroom settings, under the supervision of the Director of Education and Network Support
  • Work closely with Audubon NM staff members to plan and implement programs for adult and family outreach and education programs
  • Develop curricula and activities for campers, students, teachers, and families
  • Lead groups of children and families through innovative, distance-learning activities and curricula supporting the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary (RDAC)
  • Work with translator to produce Spanish language editions of Audubon Adventures
  • Assist with project management including tracking production schedules to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Maintain and enhance existing activities/curricula
  • Assist with data entry and analysis
  • Support digital organizing and advocacy efforts
  • Assist with implementing Education Working Group projects as assigned
  • Participate in professional development opportunities such as webinars, trainings, and independently guided learning

Qualifications and Experience

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in communications, education, or in the field of natural resources from a Historically Black College/University or Minority Serving Institution
  • Passion for youth education and environmental education
  • Skills teaching in formal and informal settings to a variety of audiences; experience working with elementary-level students (PreK-6th grade)
  • Hard working, flexible, and self-motivated
  • Ability to work individually and in a team setting
  • Experience directly working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Experience using digital platforms such as: Google, Microsoft Suite, Zoom, Slack and social media
  • Experience and background in environmental education
  • Knowledge of New Mexico natural history and natural resources is desirable
  • Spanish fluency is desirable

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