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 Education Manager with many different aspects of Audubon Center for Birds of Prey education program. This is a six-month position running from January through June. The Conservation 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 conservation, saving energy and protecting habitat for birds. The intern 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, including Raptor Camp.
- Assist with marketing programs to schools and other target audiences.
- Assist with development and implementation of metrics to measure program impact.
- Assist with social media marketing through use of the Center’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Assist with 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.
- 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.