The environmental education intern leads educational programs on salt-marsh ecology at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center (training provided). These 1.5-hour, hands-on nature explorations for groups of all ages are held Monday through Friday from May 2 to June 17.
After June 11, the center is open to the public seven days a week, and the intern assists with a variety of family, children and adult programs throughout the summer (September 1). In addition, the intern will complete a project mutually designed with the supervisor, such as making displays and interactive exhibits, updating the teacher and volunteer packets with current background information and activities, and designing and creating new props and activities for programs.
Additional Internships are available including:
- Coordinating monitoring projects for birds, plants and insects.
- Planning and running a town wide special event focused on the salt marsh
- be able to work independently
- have experience working with the public
- have a background in teaching or environmental education and experience working with children
The internship is unpaid but possible contract work may be available. Benefits may include: free canoe rentals; 25 percent discount on store merchandise; discounted or free admission to Maine Audubon programs and trips; enrichment in natural history and educational techniques. Interns have the opportunity to observe and participate in other departments and education programs such as our nature camps.
The position runs early May through August and usually consists of 120 hours or more. Internships can also occur for a month or shorter period during the summer. Time commitment and scheduling are flexible. For more information, contact Linda Woodard at [email protected].