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Unpaid Education Intern Position Announcement

Part-Time, Seasonal Intern (unpaid). 5-20 hours per week, March 14, 2023 through May 26, 2023. Start date is flexible before April 4, 2023.

Reports To: School Programs Manager

The Denver Audubon is currently seeking creative, highly motivated and energetic individuals to work collaboratively on our education programs as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. This is an opportunity to learn and gain experience in teaching informal science education programs.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Learn Denver Audubon curricula.
  • Instruct hands-on, creative, natural science classes for groups at the Audubon Center

    at Chatfield.

  • Assist with hands-on, creative, natural science classes for schools in the Denver metro

    area.

  • Assist in set-up and cleanup of classrooms/center and other areas for programs.
  • Teach one-two days per week during the spring season of Denver Audubon’s field

    trips, which run April – May 26, 2023.

  • Skillfully and enthusiastically, instruct one of the three Bird Banding stations each day

    you are scheduled to teach.

  • Participate in and learn to lead the introduction and conclusion of programs.
  • Collaborate with education team to develop, enhance and implement curricula or

    programs.

  • Encourage stewardship in students through enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for

    birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

  • Act as a role model for all students, illustrating appropriate behavior and

    environmental ethics and encourage a joyful, safe, meaningful outdoor experience for students.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Must be 18 or older
    • Pursuing a degree in education, environmental sciences, ornithology, biology, zoology,

      or related fields.

    • Experience in teaching children at schools and/or for other educational organizations.
    • Strong communication skills with adults and children.
    • Personal vehicle to travel to schools, office and nature center.
    • Ability to work weekday mornings and/or early afternoons.

Desired Behavioral Traits and Attitudes

  • Team player, fun, outgoing, passionate, organized, creative, resourceful, critical thinker, results-oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Experience with or strong interest in teaching environmental education in informal settings (nature centers, camps, zoos, museums etc.)
  • Punctual for all internship shifts.
  • Accountable and communicative.
  • Passionate about Denver Audubon’s mission.

    Special Requirements:

  • Must commit to interning at least 1 day/week for pre-trip and field trip season (Mon.-Fri. from April 25—May 26).
  • Programs may start as early as 8:00am and end as late as 2pm. You will be required to help with set-up and cleanup on the day(s) you are scheduled to intern.
  • Must attend intern trainings/observations, and weekly meetings etc. throughout internship as required by supervisor.
  • Available for bird banding training on April 7, 2022 from 8:45am – 2:30pm (*training date flexible—though strongly desired on 7th).
  • Strongly encouraged to attend as many weekend naturalists training classes as possible to learn about the ecology of the Front Range. The classes are held 1x per month on a Saturday. A schedule of the courses/dates/times will be given to you if you are selected for the internship.

    Benefits

    • Audubon Naturalist Training–includes natural history classes on the ecology of the Chatfield Basin. The classes are held 1x per month on a Saturday. A schedule of the courses/dates/times will be given to you if you are selected for the internship.
    • Supervised mentorship in teaching environmental education.
    • Potential to learn to develop curriculum or to revise existing curriculum that meets the

      CAS.

    • Can tailor your internship for your professional needs.
    • Course credit towards your degree.

      Interested applicants should email cover letter/letter of introduction and resume:

      Denver Audubon
      Attn: Emily Hertz, School Programs Manager 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd
      Littleton, CO 80128
      Email: emily@denveraudubon.org

      Deadline: Feb 27, 2023
      Anticipated Start Date: March 14, 2023

To apply for this job email your details to emily@denveraudubon.org