Environmental Education Internship
Watershed Watchers Program Coordinator Debra King talks about wildlife and the habitat they depend on during the Habitat Hike. Photograph courtesy SFBWS. Copyright CC BY-SA 3.0.
This volunteer internship is located at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center in Alviso, CA. The Environmental Education Center provides free programs to schools and the public, while teaching about the local wildlife, conservation, and how to help the environment. The Living Wetlands program is designed to teach about wetlands and the properties of wetlands including watersheds and water conservation. We need a highly motivated individual who has an interest in education and visitor services and will assist in educating, planning, and developing the Living Wetlands program.
- You will assist in integrated and field trip programs on and off Refuge grounds 40%
- Assist with office work and coordination of events and field trips, communicate with educators and perform equipment maintenance, 20%
- Conduct weekend programs and outreach, 15%
- Develop education curriculum for on/off site use, 10%
- Greet visitors and provide refuge information,15%
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Experience working with people, especially children
- Public speaking ability
- Upper division college standing
- Organizational skills
- Valid driver’s license and driving skills
- Ability to research
- Background in environmental education, interpretation, recreation, wildlife biology or environmental studies
- Experience with MS office programs and power point
- First aid/CPR certification
- Willingness to learn
- Enthusiasm and sense of humor
- A strong interest in the natural world
Must be available Sundays and 1 weekday for a total of 16 hours per week, and a term of 39 weeks.
You will be working as a National Wildlife Refuge volunteer, and a small stipend will be available for the duration of the internship. Internship will be provided by the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, a non-profit working with the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The primary mission of SFBWS is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the San Francisco Bay and its natural history, and to conserve and preserve the remaining bay lands as essential wildlife habitat.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Julie Kahrnoff, Living Wetlands Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position open until filled.