Conservation Education Intern

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(10/26/2023 2:38 PM)
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Seasonal, Part-Time
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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

Audubon’s Wings internship program invites students and recent graduates to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them. The Conservation Education Intern will assist the Senior Coordinator of Education with many different aspects of Audubon’s Center for Birds of Prey education program. This is a six-month part-time position running from January through June.


The Conservation Education Intern works under the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Coordinator of Education, however, the entire staff is available to interns for special interest sessions, guidance, and assistance. The intern may also work with Center volunteers, the general public, school teachers, and Center guests. The intern will ,lead programming that focuses on conservation, saving energy, and protecting bird habitats for participants of all ages. With spring and early summer being the busiest times for the Center’s Education department, the intern will gain experience in organizing fundraisers, special educational events, and summer camp lessons.


The Education intern will have the opportunity to learn and gain valuable skills relate to the operations of a nature center, developing content for programs, program delivery, marketing, and social media.


Please submit a cover letter with a resume.



$15.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Assist with teaching environmental education programs to school groups both on and offsite.
  • Act as lead counselor for our spring break and summer camp programs.
  • Assist with the planning, set-up, and implementation of any special events or fundraisers time-time time during this period, including the Center’s annual Baby Owl Shower event and Rainbow Raptors pride event.
  • Assist with creating, implementing, and surveying educational programming, including Raptor Camp.
  • Help with marketing programs to schools and other target audiences.
  • Aid in making the Center more accessible and inclusive.
  • Assist with social media marketing the of of using the Center’s Facebook and Instagram.
  • Learn and aid in running an Audubon Center, including answering requests for information from the public, guest relations, and helping with many differentfacets of the Center's day-to-day operations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of at least two years of college coursework in environmental, life sciences, or science education.
  • Some teaching experience for both children and adults.
  • Writing experience preferred.
  • Confident in leading a group, initiating activities, working independently, and teaching team.
  • Comfortable with public speaking to small or large groups.
  • Comfortable taking initiative in controlling and supervising groups of children during high-energy activities.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated self-motivation, flexibility, a desire to learn, and the ability to work as independently and with others. Creativity encouraged.
  • A current driver’s license or state-issuedstate-issued ID, and reliable transportation to and from the Center.
  • Positive attitude and commitment to conservation.

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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