Monday, April 1, 2013

Internship of the Week: Education Intern @ Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

The Organization:
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (SANC) in Milwaukee, WI is offering two (2) Elementary and one (1) Preschool Summer Camp Intern. SANC has 185 acres of prime habitat along the western shore of Lake Michigan, a dedicated migratory flyway.

The Position:
This internship program is designed to provide an opportunity to gain practical experience teaching students from preschool through middle school, while learning from experts in the field of environmental education.   Interns will learn from professional Teacher/Naturalists to develop outdoor teaching skills and to incorporate their knowledge of the natural history and conservation-related issues of Wisconsin into lesson plans and activities for young students. SANC’s Summer Camp internship is a challenging and highly rewarding experience for someone considering a career in environmental education.

Training is provided during the week prior to camp and through shadowing experienced Audubon Teachers during the initial weeks. All programs take place at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.

Essential functions
-Assist Audubon teaching staff in all aspects of summer camp
-Help plan summer camp curriculum when appropriate
-Other camp assignments in various capacities including: engaging in the creation of camp signage and promotion; materials and equipment preparation and maintenance; support in classrooms and lunch periods; serve as a “Greeter” table attendant during the first day of each camp week
-Report to the Director of Summer Camp
-Active participation in all camp related meetings
-Expect to be both inside and outside each day, in all types of weather conditions
-Maintain proficiency in current philosophies of environmental education
-Keep all program areas neat, clean and safe
-Occasional care and usage of live animals 

Qualifications desired
-Currently enrolled student in education, environmental science or other related field
-Must have a current CPR/AED certification at the time of hire
-Proficiency with Excel, Word, and other key Microsoft Office products.
-Experience with a variety of scientific equipment (i.e. microscopes, identification guides, sampling nets)
-Moderate physical activity such as hiking, playing outdoor games and limited lifting is required

The Details:
Location: Miwaukee, WI
Time Period: June 10-August 16, 2013 (no camp during week of July 4); 30-35 hours/week
Compensation: Paid
Desired Background: Environmental Studies, Biosciences, Education
Organization Contact: Laurie Haig
Organization Website:
BuckyNet ID: 60356

Application Deadline: April 20, 2013

**Additional application details & requirements can be found on BuckyNet**