Title: Environmental Educator
Dates: Interns can start as early as May and/or go to end of August, or longer.
Hours: 35 week - 8:30 am -3:30 pm flexible.
The Environmental Education (EE) Intern will be responsible for assisting in teaching on-site summer camp for ages 3-10; Environmental Education programs for grades 1st-5th grade. The EE intern will assist, develop and lead program activities, supervise students, go on nature discovery walks, play games and other activities. The intern will also participate in the day-to-day operational activities of the Nature Center, which includes assisting in visitor orientations, animal caretaking, gardening, trail work, exhibit making and special events.
The Environmental Education Intern will:
The museum has been renovated to meet the safety protocols of the State of Connecticut. Plexi-glass barriers and sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the building. Employees are required to wear masks, social distance and wash hands frequently. Visitors are also required to wear masks and to social distance. The museum is cleaned daily. Meetings are held outdoors when possible. The intern will have the opportunity to spend the majority of their time outdoors
This internship will develop skills appropriate for a wide variety of college majors. This is a great opportunity for students majoring in: education, science, social work, public relations, community engagement, parks and recreation, business and marketing. Interns will develop skills for careers in teaching, animal science, tourism, business, marketing, and writing.
Intern should be comfortable or willing to work with a variety of animals, working and being playful with children, in an outdoor setting, and being an independent worker.