Type of Position: Full Time
Start Date: June 1, 2017 (flexible depending on schedule)
Location: Lewisburg, PA + on-site locations for field schools
Application Deadline: Preference to applications received by February 1, 2017
The mission of the Wildlife Leadership Academy is to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. A year round program, the Academy begins with rigorous summer field schools that focus on wildlife/fisheries biology and conservation as well as leadership skills development and continues with community outreach through education, service, media engagement, creative arts, and outdoor mentorship.
The Wildlife Leadership Academy seeks a full-time summer Program Intern. The primary responsibility of the Program Intern is to support the Academy Director and Coordinators at the wildlife/fisheries summer field schools to ensure that a high-quality experience is provided to all Academy participants, instructors, and volunteers. The Academy will offer 6 field schools in 2017; each field school includes coordinating a rigorous wildlife/fisheries educational experience for 28 participants (24 youth; 4 adults), managing 20+ visiting professionals as instructors and volunteers, and mentoring/advising high school and college-age staff.
This internship offers the opportunity to learn and improve skills in conservation education, program management, and leadership and mentorship.
At each field school, interns will be responsible for:
- Preparation /organization of field school educational materials for incoming students.
- Preparation /organization / set up of field school equipment.
- Registration/checking out of incoming students and parents upon field school arrival and departure.
- Organize/ instruct /guide team building activities, public speaking activities, development of plant/macro collections, modeling of proper presentation skills, and organizing/proctoring plant/macro quizzes, pre-post tests, and program evaluations.
- Lead /mentor high school age volunteers.
How you will benefit:
- Gain organizational and logistical experience in a high-quality conservation education setting.
- Gain experience in teaching youth about leadership, team work, and our natural resources.
- Network with over 100+ professionals in the field of natural resources.
To apply, please fill out the application on our website, at http://wildlifeleadershipacademy.org/summer-internship/
If you have questions about the position, please contact Program and Outreach Coordinator, Katie Cassidy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-939-5109.
For more information, visit The Wildlife Society