High School Summer Naturalists in Training (NiTs)
Do you want to spend the summer working with kids while exploring the great outdoors?
If you answered yes, then we want YOU to apply to be a High School Naturalists in Training!
The High School Naturalists in Training (NiTs) Program at the Audubon Center provides practical, hands-on experience for emerging leaders in science and education. The program begins in June 2014 and will run through mid-August. You will participate in one week of training (June 9 – 13th), and then will select four – five of the eight weeks of camps during which you’d like to work. You will receive minimum wage ($7.90/hour), as well as professional training and experience while enjoying summertime outside with kids.
Interns are required to:
* Be 16 years old by June 1st, 2014
* Possess current CPR and First Aid certifications – or be willing to obtain them by June 16th
* Be comfortable working with children ages 4 – 14 years old
* Have exceptional interpersonal and academic skills
* Be eager to learn and share knowledge
* Be self-motivated, able to follow directions, and work independently
* Have a demonstrated interest in natural resources, environmental sciences, natural sciences (geology, biology, ecology), education, and/or recreation.
* Complete mandatory intern training June 9 – 13th. Training will include an orientation to the Audubon Center, environmental education philosophy and techniques, games/activities for kids, safety, and emergency procedures.
* Assist with 2 – 3 mornings of bird mist-netting with the Monitoring Avian Productivity program
* Assist with teaching four – five weeks of summer camp. Camp programs are offered Monday – Friday from June 16 – August 15th.
Interns will receive:
* A wage of $7.90/hour. State and federal taxes are withheld from paychecks.
* Training in natural history, ecology, environmental sciences, and wildlife biology
* Experience teaching environmental education to children
* Employment recommendations
Click here for a Naturalist in Training Application 2014
Submit your application by May 12, 2014 to: Education Director, 7026 South Billings Boulevard, Billings, MT, 59101
Do you like hanging out with kids? Enjoy being outdoors? Are you looking for an internship for academic credit? If you answered YES, then we are looking for you!
Environmental education internships for academic credit are available year-round. Internships are unpaid.
Job Description: Intern will teach outdoor, hands-on activities for school groups, camps, families, and afterschool groups. Intern will have the opportunity to shadow a Teacher Naturalist, and then to take on a lead role in teaching groups. Lesson plans will be provided. Additionally, interns are encouraged to develop new curricula based on their ideas and interests. Intern will be responsible for leading groups on birding hikes, canoe rides, insect collecting walks, and other activities. As time and interest permit, the intern will be able to complete an independent project such as the collection/preservation of native plants, or the creation of an educational display for our field lab. Past interns have also assisted the Land Stewardship Coordinator with restoration projects.
Qualifications: Interns should…
1. Be comfortable working with children ages 4 – 13 years old
2. Have exceptional interpersonal and academic skills
3. Be self-motivated, able to follow directions, and work independently.
4. Have a demonstrated interest in natural resources, environmental sciences, natural sciences, education and/or recreation.
5. Be comfortable working outdoors for extended periods of time
Application Procedure: To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to: Education Director, ACEC, 7026 S. Billings Blvd., Billings, 59101
Your resume should list relevant coursework and employment as well as the names and contact information for three references.
Please address the following in your cover letter:
1. Describe any experiences you’ve had teaching, working with children, or any outdoor experiences.
2. Briefly trace the development of your interest in education, natural history, and/or the out-of-doors.
3. What personal and professional skills would you hope to achieve during an internship at the ACEC?
QUESTIONS? Contact Frances Boyens (406 – 294 – 5099 ext. 301) with questions.