Environmental Education Teaching Practicum Internship

Agency
Friends of the Refuge Inc (with Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge)
Location
Bloomington, Minnesota
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$10/hr
Start Date
09/05/2017
Last Date to Apply
07/15/2017
Website
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/minnesota_valley
Description
Teaching Practicum Interns will gain hands-on, real world experiences working with and assisting professional environmental education staff in a variety of tasks including curriculum development, leading K-6th grade education programs in the classroom and outdoors, and maintaining educational resources. Additional opportunities exist to assist the refuge Visitor Services team with special events and public programming. Location: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge & Wetland Management District (Refuge/WMD) headquarters in Bloomington and Carver are close to the busy metropolitan area of the Twin Cities. The wildlife refuge is a haven to bald eagles, river otters, migratory birds, and a variety of other wildlife. The refuge comprises over 15,000 acres which lie in multiple units totaling 70 miles along the Minnesota River. The habitat is a mixture of wetlands, floodplain and upland forest, oak savanna and prairie. Benefits: This is a paid experience supported by the non-profit organization Refuge Friends, Inc. Interns are provided professional development and training opportunities with conservation and education partners throughout Minnesota. Free housing may be available near Carver. Full school-year (September-May) internships are available, however, candidates may be considered for a one or two season option. Start date is Sept. 5, 2017. To apply for a Teaching Practicum Internship: Please submit the following by July 15, 2017 1) one-page cover letter describing personal background and interests, 2) detailed resume noting education, experience, skills and references 3) unofficial college transcripts.
Qualifications
Interested applicants should have excellent verbal/written skills, be able to work with the public and students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong ability to work both independently and in small groups. Work and/or an interest in environmental education, natural resources or a related field is preferred. Basic computer skills and a valid driver’s license are required. Applicants do not have to be currently enrolled in a university program to be eligible.
Contact Person
Cortney Solum
Contact Phone
612-246-0337
Contact eMail
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