Wings Peer Leader Intern

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Gibbon, NE, United States

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30+ days ago

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 using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

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 will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Position Summary:

Peer Leader Interns will focus on gaining the skills necessary to lead small groups of students through conservation education summer camp programs, as well as gain experience implementing lesson plans in an outdoor setting. Audubon Nebraska’s Peer Leader Internship is a challenging, highly rewarding experience for anyone considering a career in environmental or conservation education.

Essential Functions:

Under the guidance of Audubon staff members, Peer Leader Interns will help deliver dynamic, high quality conservation education camp programs for second through fifth grade campers. They will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through the following responsibilities:

  • Assist with the setup and implementation of the Platte River Safari camps
  • Assist with the teaching of environmental education programs during Platte River Safari
  • Assist in providing a safe learning environment for campers
  • Work collaboratively with education staff to ensure excellence and maintain continuous improvement in programming
  • Be positive role models and facilitators for the campers

As a result of this experience, interns will sharpen their conservation education skills and gain knowledge of local natural history and conservation through the engagement of campers in a variety of age and ability appropriate lessons, games, crafts, and activities.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Must have an interest in conservation and a strong desire to experience and learn about conservation-focused programming in an outdoor setting.
    • Must have completed 9th grade for the 2021-2022 school year. College students and graduates are encouraged to apply.
    • ****Must be able to attend a new hire workshop in June****
    • We will use this time to fill out all necessary paperwork to officially hire you.
  • This is a short term internship. Peer Leader Education Interns must be able to commit to 1-2 weeks from Friday June 24 through July 7 and must be available Friday, June 24 for training from 8am to 2pm, and Tuesdays -Thursdays from 8am to 4pm.
  • If you are selected as a peer leader, you must inform other employers/coaches/parents of your commitment to Platte River Safari in advance so that there are no time conflicts (practices, games, work, vacations, etc.) during Platte River Safari. If you are unable to attend any part of your assigned week, you will be replaced with an alternate.
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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