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  • Education Internship

    Guest Laura Johnson
    • Employer: Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
      Location: Lucas, TX
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    POSITION SUMMARY:  The Education Intern supports all aspects of education programs, creation of marketing pieces for the education department, curriculum development, and assisting Education and Training manager as needed.

    Skills learned include species identification and natural history, curriculum development, and educational presentations as listed below. Individual intern experience, skills and performance will determine the range of activities added to his/her responsibilities over time. Advanced duties will not be assigned until the intern has demonstrated understanding, proficiency and reliability in basic and intermediate tasks.


    Maintain highest quality of programs and oversee daily plans, as determined by Education and Training Manager.

    Keep accurate and detailed program records and oversee documentation.

    Assist in the program training for staff/interns/volunteers.

    Develop and update program curriculum for badge programs, trail walks, activity boxes, and teacher workshop materials.

    Create promotional materials advertising our education programs that can be used for social media, biofact booths, emails, and newsletters.

    Present at education programs (including raptor programs, power point presentations, biofacts booths, and trail hikes) for a variety of audience sizes, including children and adults of all ages.

    Assist with cleaning tasks (enclosure cleaning, laundry, dishes) of resident raptors as needed.


    Keep Education and Training Manger apprised (in a timely manner) of any department needs or concerns.

    Maintain open lines of communication, including attending all staff meetings (when applicable).

    Partner with volunteers for program development and implementation.


    ·        Use all equipment in an appropriate and safe manner, follow appropriate guidelines and protocols and obtain needed training.

    ·        Maintain all education areas (inside and out) in a tidy and well-organized manner.

    ·        Represent Blackland Prairie Raptor Center in a professional manner at all times.

    Secondary Responsibilities

    ·        Support raptor training and care, as requested.

    ·        In collaboration with the Operation and Maintenance Manager and Education and Training Manager, assist with maintenance projects in hospital and on outdoor caging, as needed.

    ·        Other duties as assigned.


    ·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with the public, law enforcement, regulators, veterinarians, and others.

    ·        Excellent organizational, detail, planning and time management skills.

    ·        Self-motivated, able to work independently with limited supervision and as a member of a team.

    ·        Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects simultaneously and re-prioritize as needed.

    ·        Strong verbal and written communication skills.

    ·        Proactive approach in resolving problems with a positive outlook and can-do attitude.

    ·        A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and database management including RaptorMed.


    ·        A passion for Blackland Prairie Raptor Center’s mission and a keen interest in conservation.

    ·        Previous experience in animal care (domestic or wildlife) is encouraged.

    ·        A degree (or degree in progress) in natural sciences, wildlife management, or education, but we will consider interns from all disciplines.

    ·        Good health and fitness to perform physically demanding tasks, such as cleaning and lifting, and work outdoors in all types of weather. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds safely.

    Possess good oral and written communication skills.

    Be able to learn quickly and perform various tasks in a fast-paced work environment; work quickly and efficiently while following directions and procedure exactly.

    Be able to perform repetitive tasks for extended periods of time.

    Be able to work independently and as a team member in collaboration with volunteers, other interns and staff.

    Be 18 years of age or older. Must be legally entitled to work in the USA.


    If you are interested in the position, please email your resume to laura.johnson@bpraptorcenter.org. 

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