STEWARD Internship in Education

Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation
Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation and Refuge, Sinton, Texas, 40 minutes northwest of Corpus Christi.
Job Category
Compensation is $400.00 per week and includes housing on the Welder Foundation and Refuge. This is a temporary position, not to exceed 40 hours per week, with no health or retirement benefits.
Start Date
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The Welder Wildlife Foundation’s STEWARD Internship program is seeking a summer education intern for 2023. Interns are expected to integrate into all areas of the Foundation; however, primary responsibilities for this position will be related to K-12 education programs. The STEWARD internship program aims to provide future conservation professionals with skills in conservation education, wildlife and ranch management, and wildlife research to foster professional development. The Welder Wildlife Foundation STEWARD Intern in education will: • Design, coordinate, and teach K-12 education and outreach programs (both on- and off-site) and assist the with preparation and implementation of other programming, field trips, workshops, symposia, and operations of the Foundation in coordination with the Education Manager and/or Conservation Educator. • Assist with maintenance and archival of the Welder Wildlife Foundation’s natural history collections, museum, and library. • Assist with refuge research such as MAPS bird banding station, or graduate student research, and • Assist with refuge infrastructure maintenance including classrooms, native plant gardens, fence repair, etc. • Develop and assist with the maintenance of the Foundation’s social media platforms.
Juniors, seniors, or recent graduates (one to two years post-graduate) in a natural resource field or related degree programs are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be an honest, self-motivated person with a strong work ethic and an interest in conservation education. Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn about common South Texas plants and wildlife and educate on conservation management practices are desired. Applicants must be able to use software such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, in addition to basic computer skills. Successful candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule, on average 40 hours/week with some nights and weekends. Applicants are subject to background checks. To Apply: Please send the following documents to with “STEWARD Education Intern” in the subject line. : 1) A 1–2-page statement of interest – describe your background, pertinent experiences and interests, accomplishments, and how this internship will benefit you and your future professional goals. 2) Complete resume- include all skills and proficiencies, previous experience including volunteer experience relevant to the position described above. 3) Three references (contact information only). 4) Copy of current college transcript (unofficial copies will suffice).
Contact Person
Angie Arredondo
Contact Phone
(361) 364-2643
Contact eMail
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