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  • Environmental Education Intern

    Guest Celeste Silling
    • Employer: Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
      Location: Lake Jackson, TX
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/22/2021
      Open Until Filled: No


    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:

    -Develop and administer projects and programs

    -Assist the education and outreach manager with outreach and marketing.

    -Participate in ongoing conservation programs, including our SPLASh (Stopping Plastics and Litter Along Shorelines) program and native nursery.

    -Help organize public education and fundraising events.

    -Write environmental articles for local papers.

    -Help with day-to-day nonprofit duties such as entering volunteer hours, website maintenance, building maintenance, trail maintenance, and clerking the store.




    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 some 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 six months in duration. Internship will start in January 2022 and end in late July.

    • 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.


    To apply: Email brief cover letter (one page maximum, state available start date), resume (no more than three pages, two preferred), unofficial transcript, and two professional references directly to Celeste Silling at csilling@gcbo.org. Please submit all requested documents together in a single Word or PDF document labeled first name.last name.

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