Education Intern

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2023 1:51 PM)
Job Locations
US-TX-San Antonio
Seasonal, Part-Time
Job Category
San Antonio


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.

Position Summary

The Education Internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about environmental education. The Education Intern will be working with Education Staff to assist in delivering school and community education programs and related daily operations of Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. The Education Intern will learn about practical teaching skills, curriculum development, and various educational pedagogies.


The seasonal position is paid at $15.00 per hour, scheduled for approximately 8-12 hours per week. The interns will work with the Education Coordinator at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center to develop their skills and identify and complete a project based on the intern’s interests.


This role is on-site at the Audubon Texas/Michell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, TX.


$15.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Assist in teaching elementary, middle, or high school students during outdoor field trips at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center (MLAC). Assist with leading guided nature tours.
  • Help lead hands-on activities during classroom visits to San Antonio schools.
  • Conduct community outreach at tabling events around San Antonio.
  • Assist in the development of and present activities and curricula for community and family programs.
  • Assist in daily husbandry for our animal ambassadors.
  • Support the operations and maintenance of MLAC spaces and materials.

All seasonal interns will gain experience and/or knowledge in:

  • Local natural history, teaching and public speaking expertise, program planning experience, and research skills.
  • Leading and co-leading small groups of students through seasonal programs.
  • Developing lesson plans and curricula for an outdoor setting.
  • Connect kids with nature through inquiry learning and role-modeling interest and empathy towards all living things.

This position is eligible for college credit at participating institutions, as coordinated between the center, student, and institution.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be hard-working, flexible, and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to stand on your feet for long periods, lift loads to 15 lbs, and traverse uneven terrain for over 2 miles. Must be able to lead groups in an outdoor setting, including being able to traverse the trails and uneven terrain of the Nature Center and surrounding properties in variable weather conditions.
  • Previous experience and background in environmental education, south Texas natural history, and natural resources preferred.
  • Experience working with elementary-level students (PreK-6th grade), previous experience teaching or leading groups of people preferred.
  • Spanish fluency is highly desirable.
  • Driver’s License preferred.

EEO Statement

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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