Environmental Education Intern

DNREC/Parks & Recreation
Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE 19958
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$100 weekly stipend plus free housing
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
As an Environmental Education Intern at Delaware State Parks, you will have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in the fields of environmental education and outdoor recreation through extensive hands-on experience and training. An ideal candidate enjoys sharing a love of nature with others, is creative, considerate, and willing to work with our team to provide the best possible experience for park visitors. Principal duties of the position are to conduct educational and recreational programs such as public programs, school programs, special events, walk-by programs, and guided hikes featuring our Park’s many natural and historical resources. This internship provides nature-based interpretive experience, public speaking practice as well as leadership skills. The position includes working weekends and some evenings. Housing is included.
• Appreciation and understanding of the natural environment • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability, and good communication skills • Must keep a positive attitude and have fun in a fast paced, sometimes hectic environment • Preference given to candidates with a valid driver’s license, experience conducting outdoor activities, knowledge of surrounding environment/ecology • Must be able to work in varied weather conditions for up to 8 hours • Able to communicate effectively with a diverse public and speak publicly in front of groups or audiences • Professional appearance and demeanor, responsible and trustworthy • Pleasant and personable, enjoys people, good customer service skills • Works well independently or as a cooperative, contributory team member • Ability to present programs as instructed by Park Interpreter, Educator or Nature Center Manager • Able to assist with both indoor and outdoor programs • Performs duties in compliance with Division and Park Customer Service Guidelines and Safety Guidelines • Ability to lift 50 pounds
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Richard Julian
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