Intern Instructor at Casper Mountain Science Program

Natrona County School District - Casper Mountain Science Program

Casper, Wyoming

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details Stipend of $1200 a month for 4 months + housing and some food supplement
Deadline May 24, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years



Contract status and length: Temporary Internship, 15 weeks (2 weeks of training, 13 weeks with students)

Spring Semester:  September 2nd,  2024 to December 14th, 2024

Application closing date: Positions open until filled.

Program Description: We hire enthusiastic instructors who are interested in exploring place-based science education and improving their teaching skills. We use the outdoors to introduce students to field studies and to develop a new appreciation of Casper’s backyard. Our program is located at the top of Casper Mountain (8,000 feet) in a montane forest. We use a camp owned by the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming as our indoor classroom and for housing our interns.

CMSP Intern Job Summary: The Casper Mountain Science Program offers both day and residential (overnight) programs. Interns will teach curriculum that is based on the Wyoming State Standards and is designed to meet the needs of the classroom teacher. While some lessons and activities are taught indoors, a significant portion of the teaching is done in the field. Most work with students is done Monday through Thursday, with training and classroom visits reserved for Fridays. The hours per day vary depending on the type of program we are providing. The weekends provide opportunities to explore the outdoor recreation opportunities on Casper Mountain and around the state of Wyoming.

Intern Training: Interns receive two weeks of training at the beginning of their internship. The initial training focuses on classroom management and student supervision strategies, the local ecology, CMSP and NCSD procedures, and the curricula offered by our program. Training will continue throughout the semester in order for interns to improve their management and teaching skills, as well as to provide an opportunity to learn more about lesson planning and curriculum design.

Compensation & Benefits: $4,800 total - Interns will be paid monthly ($1200 a month for 4 months), beginning at the end of September. Onsite housing is provided.  Food will be provided to interns when students stay overnight (about ¼ of the time).  Interns share communal living spaces. Bedrooms may need to be shared with a coworker, dormitory style. Many communal living areas also serve as our classroom space.

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APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, visit the Natrona County School District website at https://www.natronaschools.org/  (click on Careers on the top banner and search Casper Mountain Science Program to find our Intern Instructor position.

In addition to filling out the NCSD application form, please send a short letter of interest to Julie Jarvis (contact information below.)


Email Contact: julie_jarvis@natronaschools.org 

Please send any general questions to Eric Reish (Program Director of CMSP) at eric_reish@natronaschools.org 

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

Category Environmental Education , Outdoor Recreation