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 a high desire to spread awareness about all the species that call the Refuge home and educate the public on the negative impacts of the exotic pet trade. The ability to work in a team environment or independently is essential. A degree in Education, Wildlife Interpretation, Zoology, Biology, Conservation, or related field is preferred.
Public Education- present 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 the National Association for Interpretation guidelines (Education Coordinator will cover guidelines during training)
School Groups- assist with organizing/presenting during school groups 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-help the department write educational 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- plan and help with all child activity days, including spring and summer camps, child fun days, and developing 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.
- The ability to lift 25 lbs.
- The ability to live on-site for six months.
- The ability to speak before small and large crowds.
- Knowledge of Adobe Suite products.
Education interns do not work directly with the animals and aid the Education Department in developing advocacy campaigns and educational programming for visitors and off-site presentations.
$50 weekly stipend for food. On-site housing (utilities, internet, washer & dryer, A/C & heat, and TV provided)
Deadline for Applications: November 1, 2020
The position lasts for six months with the option to extend.
Internship start and end dates: February 1-August 27
Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Email your cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation (required) to Beckie Moore Education Coordinator/ Wildlife Interpreter email@example.com
COVID19: To keep our animal residents, keepers, and visitors safe, masks are currently required at all times while on property. With the program starting Spring 2021, applicants will be updated accordingly to all necessary precautions for the internship program.