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Internship begins March 3, 2020 and ends no sooner than May 23, 2020.
This position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, lesson plan creation, program facilitation, and evaluation.
Duties will primarily include:
-Planning, developing materials, and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout workshops, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary.
-Preparing materials for and assisting in the facilitation of children’s spring break camp programs.
-Providing off-site nature programs at multiple locations throughout Salt Lake City to members of the public spanning a wide range of ages. These programs emphasize the importance of free play in nature and engage holistic family groups.
-Evaluating programs and educational materials through evaluation forms and/or visitor observations.
-Developing and implementing a capstone internship project.
Please note: prior experience not required—we provide on-the-job training and education to prepare interns for educating members of the public.
Other duties may include assisting with events, completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate.
Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals.
$400/month for 3 months of service, disbursed twice a month
Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Fluency in a second language is preferred, but not required. We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world.
Education: A bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.
Skills: Strong verbal and/or written communication; ability to adapt to different situations; desire to work directly with people of all ages and abilities; work creatively and collaboratively; identify and solve problems; manage time efficiently; be a resource to others.
Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred.
This position requires a 30 hour a week commitment over a period of roughly three months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 3pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of service.
Position will require a set schedule of Tuesday through Saturday. Schedule may occasionally change or require evening hours depending on program schedule.
Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship.
There is a possibility of extending this internship for an additional three months, with an altered weekly schedule, at the discretion of the Director of Education and Education Manager.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, one-page resume, and three references to Marina Astin, Education Manager at email@example.com.
Cover letter must address (1) how skills, experience, and/or education background relate to this position and (2) what you hope to get from the internship.