Environmental Education Internship
Penn State University
- University Park Campus
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
- Job Number:
- Work Unit:
- Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
- Full/Part Time:
Environmental Education interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the nature center’s operation. A two-week orientation and training period is followed by seasonal program opportunities in both day and residential settings. Interns work with all ages, preschool to adult, and with a variety of groups, including schools, private organizations, clubs, and the general public. Program areas provide each intern with an opportunity to work in planning, delivering, and evaluating the center’s educational and recreational offerings. Other responsibilities and opportunities include: assisting with live animal care and handling, training and working with volunteers, contributing to the Center’s social media platforms, maintaining trails and restoring native habitats, interacting with nature center visitors, collecting and submitting data for citizen science projects and fostering sustainability initiatives at the Center. Successful candidates have a strong desire to teach and share their knowledge of and enthusiasm for the natural world. A background in education or the natural sciences is helpful but not necessary. Benefits include a weekly stipend, professional guidance, and on-site housing at our intern house nestled in the woods away from park visitors.
These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.