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Education Intern

Eco-Justice Center

Caledonia, Wisconsin

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details 15.00 per hour
Required Experience 0 - 1 years
Come work with our alpacas and other farm animals during our Summer Camp programs!

Help educate children ages 6-14 about the environment, animals and organic farming in our Eco-Justice Center Summer Camps. Interns develop child management techniques, interactive teaching strategies and are directly mentored and extensively trained through a self-reflective, experiential training program.

  • Facilitate outdoor educational activities for small groups of children ages 6-14.
  • Supervise and evaluate: Mentor high school volunteers on a day-to-day basis.
  • Prepare educational materials on an as-needed basis.
  • Internship focuses on career-related skills: We help prepare you for the professional workplace. Interns are encouraged to develop their skills through reflective, mentor-based relationships with education staff.
  • Other opportunities: Assist with gardening and harvesting activities on our 15-acre organic farm. Learn the basics of animal husbandry and handling techniques for our farm animals.
  • Note: Housing not provided.

Requirements

  • Applicants should support the mission of the Eco-Justice Center: Through leadership and education, we work for justice, healing, and right relationships among all Creation.
  • Current college student or recent college graduate. Internship best matches sophomores-graduate level students. Freshman must have extensive experience working with children to be competitive.
  • Experience working with children, strong child management and public speaking skills such as enthusiasm, voice inflection and varied facial expressions.
  • Exhibit consistent skills - positive attitude, initiative, emotional maturity, self-responsibility and a desire to develop professional characteristics.
  • Physical requirements - walking around the grounds for up to an hour at a time; kneel, squat and carry storage boxes; Ability to work in the soil, handle farm tools, and be active outside in all weather conditions.
  • Provide proof of vaccination.
  • International applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without Eco-Justice Center sponsorship.
  • Attend ALL Required Training Dates/Hours: June 3-7 & 10-14 (approx. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Pay Rate and Dates of Employment

Pay rate: $15.00 per hour (M-F, 8 hours per day from 8:00am to 4:00pm with a paid working lunch)
Internship start & end dates: June 3– July 26, 2024.

HOW TO APPLY

Application Process

  • EMAIL: Professional resume to Katie Flannery, katie@ecojusticecenter.org  by 5:00pm, March 15, 2024. SUBJECT LINE: Summer 2024 Education Internship
  • IF YOU QUALIFY FOR AN INTERVIEW: Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received. You must provide 2 letters of recommendation at the time of the interview.
  • NOTIFICATION OF POSITION: Applicants will be notified about hiring decisions within 2 weeks of an interview. Applicants who receive a position will be required to pass a background check and physical.
  • QUESTIONS: Call Katie Flannery. at 262-681-8527, ext. 2 (Mon. through Fri., 8:00am-4:00pm) or email katie@ecojusticecenter.org 

Learn more about the Eco-Justice Center: https://ecojusticecenter.org/ 

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

Category Environmental Education
Tags Sustainable Agriculture, Nature Center