We are seeking a full-time environmental education program intern. We seek to share our enthusiasm for birds and conservation through classes, articles, booths, events, and more. This is an opportunity to gain experience in education, outreach, and day-to-day nonprofit operations.
Selected candidates will have the opportunity to:
-Help administer projects and programs such as bird ID classes and Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza.
-Assist the education and outreach manager with outreach and marketing.
-Help with day-to-day nonprofit duties such as entering volunteer hours, website maintenance, building maintenance, trail maintenance, and clerking the store.
-Participate in ongoing conservation programs, including our SPLASh (Stopping Plastics and Litter Along Shorelines) program and avian research
-Help organize public education and fundraising events.
-Write environmental articles for local papers.
-Speak to visitors at our outreach booth.
The Ideal Applicant Should:
-Hold, or be working toward, a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Science Education, Environmental Science or a related field
-Have some knowledge of birds or birding
-Be passionate about environmental education and outreach
-Have a desire to work with adults and children of all ages and backgrounds in both indoor and outdoor settings.
-Be creative, flexible, and self-motivated
-Be willing to work weekends
- Potential to develop education programs (based on our on-going research or a special interest/topic you’d like to teach to students).
-Experience in a wide variety of skills
-Free housing at our property in Lake Jackson, TX. Housing has private bedroom, shared kitchen, shared bath, and shared living space with at least one other intern.
Time-frame and location:
• Internships are five to six months in duration. Internship will start in July 2022 and end in December.
• Programs are taught primarily at our property in Lake Jackson TX, with some work around the Houston/Galveston region. Interns will have work space at GCBO headquarters.