Education Intern: California

Agency
Hidden Villa
Location
Los Altos Hills, CA
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$750/month plus housing
Start Date
09/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
07/15/2021
Website
https://www.hiddenvilla.org/internships/
Description
Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to foster educational experiences that build connections and inspire a deeper appreciation and respect for nature, food, and one another. Hidden Villa stretches over 1,600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We are seeking an energetic and responsible team player to fill our Education internship. This program begins September 1, 2021 and ends May 23, 2022. Program Benefits Hidden Villa’s Residential Internship Program is contributing to the next generation of green educators, innovative farmers, and thoughtful nonprofit leaders. As a participant in this program you will gain: Training and experience in best practices in the field of Environmental Education and in a broad range of Naturalist skills. Access to the Hidden Villa Intern Alumni network and mentorship opportunities to further career goals. Participation in one weekend professional conference each fall (AEOE) and each spring (PVC), with additional opportunities throughout the year Monday Class workshops focused on sustainable systems, education and non-profit leadership. INTENDED OUTCOMES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNS Increased confidence, competence , and employability as an educator Skill development in behavior and group management Enhanced skills in presentations and volunteer engagement Exposure to a broad range of experiential educational strategies and farm/garden skills Development of broad familiarity with flora, fauna and general ecology of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Qualifications
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to work outside performing manual labor. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Valid driver's license and clean driving record (no major infractions). Submission of fingerprints and the subsequent successful background check. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience working with children or in education (formal or informal). Excellent communication skills and the ability to accept constructive feedback and guidance. Experience or skills in any of the following: working with diverse populations and language learners, natural history/ecology, gardens, volunteers, wilderness experiences, and creative expression through music/art. A genuine interest and desire to contribute to the world in a positive way and a curiosity about how this is done within an organization.
Contact Person
Sofia Pablo
Contact Phone
650-949-6327
Contact eMail
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