Education and Outreach Intern

  • Student Conservation Association
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Sep 07, 2018
Internship- Paid Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Cultural Resources

Job Description

Expected Dates: October 15, 2018 to February 3, 2019
SiteJefferson National Expansion Memorial
Position ID PO-00726749

Jefferson National Parks Association is partnering with three federal agencies in the St. Louis area to introduce 4th grade students to the educational and recreational opportunities available at their sites. (National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

An SCA intern is needed to assist with facilitating Every Kid in a Park programs for 4th grade students in local schools, coordinating site visits, and presenting education programs and activities at four sites in the St. Louis Metro Region. The sites include Gateway Arch National Park, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, Two Rivers Wildlife Refuge, and Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. 
 
Interns will be responsible for working with education and interpretive staff at all four sites as part of a project team. The intern will reach out to area schools to promote the education programs and schedule site visits.
  
The long-term goals of the project are to:
1) introduce intern to education related jobs and, for some, mentor them in that direction,
2) allow intern to actively participate in a large-scale education project,
3) provide an opportunity to gain experience in partnership, outreach, and collaboration, and
4) assist in fostering a sense of stewardship of the parks and their resources. 

  • Location Description: St. Louis metropolitan area. It is a large urban area with public transportation nearby.
  • Training Provided: Staff from agencies will provide training specific to the programs/offerings they have available for education groups.
  • Educational/Recreational Opportunities: St. Louis is known for its many cultural and recreational activities. Many are free or low cost. Forest Park is nearby and is home to the St. Louis Zoo, History Museum, and Science Center (all with free admission.)
  • Handicap Accessible? Yes

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Education, Training & Skills Expected:

Biology: some coursework or experience
Education: some coursework or experience
Arts/Humanities: some coursework or experience
History: some coursework or experience
Customer Service: some experience
Leadership Experience: some experience
Community Engagement: some experience
Working with Children: some experience

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Sector

Nonprofit- NGO