National Audubon Society Education Intern in Maitland, Florida
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
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 Education Intern will assist the Education Manager with many different aspects of the Center's education program. This is a three month position running from September through December, official dates can be based on intern’s school calendar. The Education Intern works under the guidance and direct supervision of the Education Program Manager, 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 parents. The intern will be leading volunteers during on-site and off-site programs that focus on Water, Energy and Birds, and will also help organize fundraisers and special educational events.
The Education intern will have the opportunity to learn and gain valuable skills as it relates to operations of a nature center, developing content for programs, program delivery, marketing and social media.
Assist with the teaching of environmental education programs to school groups both on and offsite.
If applicable, assist with the planning, set-up and implementation of any special events or fundraisers taking place during this time period.
Assist with the creation and implementation of educational programming.
Assist with marketing programs to schools and other target audiences.
Assist with social media marketing through use of the Center’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Assist with other aspects of running a nature center, including answering requests for information from the public, guest relations, and helping with many other facets of a Nature Center's day to day operation.
Completion of at least two years of college coursework in environmental or life sciences, or science education.
Some teaching experience to both children and adults.
Confident in leading a group and initiating activities, working independently and team teaching.
Comfortable with public speaking to small or large groups.
Strong work ethic, self-motivated, flexibility, a desire to learn, and the ability to work well with others.
A current driver’s license and own vehicle are required.
CPR and 1st Aid Certification are highly recommended.
Positive attitude and commitment to conservation.
External Company Name: National Audubon Society
External Company URL: www.audubon.org