Education Intern

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Maitland, FL, United States

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24 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:
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 be leading programming that focuses on conservation, saving energy and protecting habitat for birds to 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 as it relates to operations of a nature center, developing content for programs, program delivery, marketing, and social media.
Essential Functions:
  • Assist with the teaching of environmental education programs to school groups both on and offsite.
  • Help with the planning, set-up, and implementation of any special events or fundraisers taking place during this time period, including the Center’s annual Baby Owl Shower event and new Rainbow Raptors pride event.
  • Assist with the creation, implementation and surveying of educational programming, including Raptor Camp.
  • Help with marketing programs to schools and other target audiences.
  • Aid in making the Center more accessible and inclusive through the implementation and marketing of our audio guide, an accessibility survey, updating exhibits and other projects.
  • Assist with social media marketing through use of the Center’s Facebook and Instagram.
  • Learn and aid in other aspects of running an Audubon Center, including answering requests for information from the public, guest relations, and helping with many other facets of the Center's day to day operations.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • 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.
  • Writing experience preferred.
  • Confident in leading a group and initiating activities, working independently, and team teaching.
  • 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, flexibility, a desire to learn, and the ability to work well with others.
  • A current driver’s license or state 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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All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.