Wildlife Education Internship
The Education Intern will research, develop, and present educational programming to the public and school/special groups following the National Association for Interpretation guidelines. Applicants must be self-motivated, with high desire to spread awareness about all the species that call the refuge home, and help educate the public on the negative impacts of the exotic pet trade. The ability to work in a team environment or independently is important. A degree in Education, Zoology, Biology, Conservation, or related field is preferred.
Public Education- responsible for presenting programs each day to the general public/visitors and special group tours, along with giving guided tours.
Special Programming- the education department is in charge of organizing programs for special animal holidays such as World Wildlife Day, Earth Day, Tiger Day etc. The intern will assist in planning and presenting programs on special holidays.
Research- responsible for researching and developing programming according to National Association for Interpretation guidelines (Education Coordinator will cover guidelines during training)
School Groups- assist with organizing/presenting during school groups both at the Refuge and off-site, including setup of promotional material
Advanced Training- multiple opportunities throughout internship for furthering education during the 6-month internship
Educational Writing- aid in writing education articles for the website, blog posts, and newsletter.
Wayside Exhibits- assist in research and planning for wayside exhibits and educational signage at the Refuge.
Child Camps- responsible for helping with all child activity days such as spring and summer camps and child fun days, including planning and presenting programs and activities.
Special Events- assisting with organizing and planning special events as needed.
- At least a Bachelor’s degree in education or an animal related field.
- The ability to stand for long periods of time.
- The ability to lift 25 lbs.
- The ability to live on-site for 6 months.
- The ability to speak before crowds.
- Knowledge on Adobe Suite products.
$50 weekly stipend for food. On-site housing (utilities, internet, washer & dryer, A/C & heat, and TV provided)
Deadline for Applications: May 1st, 2020
Position lasts for six months with option to extend.
Internship start and end dates: August 15th-February 12th
Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Email your cover letter, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation (required) to: Beckie Moore Education Coordinator/ Wildlife Interpreter email@example.com