Audubon Community Nature Center, Inc. Nature Education Internship, paid, hourly in Jamestown, New York
Nature Education Internship Job Description
Title: Nature Education Intern
Reports to: Education Coordinator
Salary: Part-time, hourly
Lead Discovery Walks; serve as camp counselor through the summer; attend walks and classes led by educators and volunteers for professional development; assist with daily operations of the nature center (including recycling, compost, cleaning, and maintenance); assist with trail and ground work.
- At least 18 years of age
- Interest in, comfort in, and knowledge of the natural world
- Experience working with children
- Must be in good physical condition, able to navigate up to three miles a day on rough terrain in variable weather conditions
- Enthusiasm for learning and sharing
- Familiarity with Audubon Community Nature Center
- Are planning to enter an environmental or education field
Wage — $12.50/hour, no benefits.
May through August — (exact start and end dates are somewhat negotiable).
25 - 40 hours/week, occasional weekends — in May and June, up to 30 hours per week, usually Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Once camp starts, a maximum of 40 hours per week, usually 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekdays. There may be some weeks when you are asked to work Saturday instead of Monday. You may not reach maximum hours for each week.
School credit — If you are applying for school credit, you must submit the internship requirements from your school with your application (number of hours/credit, if a project is required, if certain activities must be completed, etc.)
Discovery Walks — In May and June ACNC offers guided walks to schools. Your job is to engage the students in meaningful learning activities along the way and to make sure you keep to a specified schedule. Training and observation is provided before you lead your first solo walk.
Summer day camp — Starting in late June, eight weeks of summer Day Camp begin. You assist and observe during the first week of camp, then lead your own groups for the remainder of the summer. Written outlines of each camp are provided, it is your job to fill out the subject matter with activities, lessons, and projects.
To apply — Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Sarah Hatfield, Education Coordinator, Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline — March 5, 2021