Location: Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
The environmental education intern leads educational programs on salt-marsh ecology at schools, remotely through online presentation programs, some at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and other locations through the end of the school year (training provided) .
After June 19, the center is open to the public full time, and the intern assists with a variety of family, children and adult programs throughout the summer. 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, field work – inventorying flora and fauna 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
- Curriculum and program development.
- 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% 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 and conservation field work.
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. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Scarborough Marsh Director Linda Woodard at [email protected].