Overview:Come to the Middle Rio Grande Valley to mix your talents in writing, photography, and social media with your love of public lands. As a digital interpretation and environmental education intern at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, create meaningful content for our visitors and students through the refuge’s website, social media, and classroom. Create experiences in the form of interpretive media to connect visitors with this diverse and intensively managed landscape. Plan, develop, and produce digital environmental education preparation videos and assist with the implementation of a curriculum-based framework with our local elementary school. Explore opportunities to engage visitors from a distance through a virtual Crane Fiesta. As the refuge headquarters is somewhat remote, it is recommended that you have your own reliable vehicle. Onsite housing is available.
We are looking for resourceful, creative, and enthusiastic applicants who are working toward or have recently completed a degree and have a passion for connecting adults, kids, and families to the great outdoors. The 2021-2022 school year presents new opportunities to connect visitors with Bosque del Apache. The intern will need to work both independently and with a small number of staff. Digital content development skills, interpretive writing experience, and teaching skills are desired. As is demonstrated cultural awareness, including experience working with people from diverse cultures.
Candidates must have experience in interpretative writing and digital editing. A valid driver’s license is required.
Applicants will receive first consideration with academic disciplines and areas of interest related to this position: writing, photography, education, history, botany, biology, communication, graphic design and/or working with the public and partners. A personal vehicle is highly recommended.
Upon the completion of this internship the intern will have earned Public Lands Corps Hiring Authority which can be used to gain permanent employment with the federal government.