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 towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.
North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
For those interested in environmental education, Audubon Vermont provides college students and recent graduates with a paid internship. The internship is designed to provide a range of administrative and programmatic experiences with a focus on environmental education. Work on some or all of the following programs:
Depending on their schedule, our Education Intern will have the opportunity to host their own program or work with our AmeriCorps members or Staff on community science programs, adult education programs, and programs for kids. These programs include Unschool, Forest Classroom, Forest Playschool, Audubon Afterschool, Pride Hikes, Mushroom Walks, Forest Bathing, etc. Additionally, the intern helps run our Free Nature Playgroup for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
This internship is a temporary role and is paid at a rate of $16.00 per hour during the 2023-2024 academic year (October-May). Applicants must be available during the public-school day 8am-2pm, but availability until 5pm allows this position to work with our afterschool programs as well. This position is best suited to a self-driven individual who has experience in education (formal or informal) and working with elementary-aged children and can bring a creative edge to natural history interpretation. This is an on-site role based at Audubon Vermont, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, VT.
$16.00 / hour
During the internship, you will work with the education staff to:
Interns will gain experience and knowledge in the following:
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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