Education Intern

Job Locations
US | US-NY-New York
Type
Seasonal, Part-Time
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
ID
2020-4483
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. The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion, and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

 

Position Summary

This is a rigorous and fast-paced virtual internship designed to provide professional development in environmental education and educational publishing for a national nonprofit organization. The Education Intern will have the opportunity to collaborate as a team member alongside educators, scientists, and creative professionals to create new editions of Audubon Adventures student magazines and support other projects that engage the public in making communities bird-friendly and healthy for people too.

 

A cover letter is required. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. In your cover letter please describe a successful team project experience and lessons learned from being on the team.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with creating new editions of Audubon Adventures (teacher guide and student activities) about: Florida Scrub Jay, helping to prevent birdstrikes and mortality, bird migration
  • Participate in team meetings and keep track of agreed upon deliverables and tasks
  • Assist with project management tasks
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Work with vendors and consultants (translation services, editing, design and printing, and product fulfillment)
  • Participate in professional development webinars, trainings, and independently guided learning
  • Develop a network of professional career contacts

Qualifications and Experience

  • Upper level college student (junior or senior) 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 birds and the natural world and for helping others embrace conservation of birds and their habitats
  • Interest in the field of environmental education
  • Self-motivated, proactive, good problem solver
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing skills  
  • Professional who makes deadlines without prompting
  • Highly adept using Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel), Zoom, and Slack
  • Familiarity with Florida birds and their habitats – highly desirable

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