The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
Audubon Texas is the state office of the National Audubon Society. Since 1923, the Coastal Conservation Program has worked to manage and protect the nesting islands of colonial waterbirds along the Texas coastline. The Texas Estuarine Resource Network (TERN) program engages local citizens to participate with colonial waterbird conservation through bird surveys, island management, education, and outreach. The Audubon Conservation Leaders Program for Young Women (ACL) connects high school aged women to local conservation issues and action, with a focus on 21st century leadership skills. This position educates youth on the scientific method and local bird identification through an afterschool outreach program in partnership with local school leaders. The TERN-ACL intern is located in the greater Houston area.
The part-time, temporary Audubon Conservation Leaders and Texas Estuary Research Network (ACL-TERN) Intern works with the Coastal Program Manager, Community Outreach Coordinator, and grant partners in the Greater Houston area to complete the objectives of the internship including, but not limited to: delivering quality afterschool programs with 3rd through 7th grade students, turning in weekly reports on participation and outcomes, organizing and delivering supplies for the afterschool programs.
The part-time, temporary intern will be supervised on site and virtually by the Community Outreach Coordinator for Youth Programs. This role will work a maximum of 20 hours per week, for 18 weeks, plus a 40 hour per week training period not to exceed two weeks, and is paid an hourly wage. The position is expected to begin in September 2022 and work through April 2023. No housing is provided.
During the course of the position, the Intern will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the following areas:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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