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Education Intern - Summer

International Wolf Center Ely, Minnesota
Deadline Jan 18, 2019
Job Type Internship

The International Wolf Center in Ely, MN offers Wolf Educator Internships.  The mission of the International Wolf Center is to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.  IWC is visited by 30,000 – 40,000 visitors each year who come to view our resident wolf pack, explore our exhibits or engage in one of our many programs. 

Duration:  May 20, 2019 – August 16, 2019 (dates may be flexible to accommodate academic and programming calendars)

Hours: 40+ hours per week including evenings, weekends and holidays

Stipend: $500 per month plus off-site housing

Interns are responsible for providing their own food and transportation between the International Wolf Center and the off-site intern housing.  Interns may be required to share living quarters with other interns.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct wolf education and natural history programs for the public and groups
  • Teach large and small groups as well as answer wolf and natural history questions from visitors
  • Lead interpretive hikes and field trips
  • Assist in program development for people of all ages
  • Respond to wolf information inquiries
  • Complete projects for the education department as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Work Experience:

  • Coursework in environmental education or related field
  • Enrollment in a college or university
  • Teaching experience/experience working with the public
  • Effective communication skills in working with people of all ages
  • High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications
  • Valid driver’s license required

Benefits:

  • Naturalist, field research and wolf behavioral training opportunities
  • Discounts on International Wolf Center merchandise

Interns are required to have a valid driver’s license, social security number and be enrolled in a college or university.  Selection criteria includes education, experience, references and written statements.  Unfortunately, IWC is unable to accept international applicants at this time.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Completed Wolf Educator Internship Application (visit wolf.org/about-us/internships/)
  • Letter of interest stating what you hope to gain and contribute through the Wolf Educator Internship program.
  • Professional resume.
  • Three references (include reference name, title, phone number and email).

or email to:  krista@wolf.org 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.