Science Education Intern 2019

  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Nov 28, 2018
Part time Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS

SCIENCE EDUCATION INTERNSHIP 2019

Phipps is offering a 12-month Science Education internship to students interested in gaining experience in early childhood education and outreach initiatives. The intern will help to strengthen and create new participatory programs for children and families in the areas of sustainability, conservation, art and science, mindfulness, scientific communication, citizen science, healthy living, and related topics.  The goal of programming is to create a positive relationship between people and the natural world.  The Science Education Intern will also represent Phipps at community events, present on Phipps’ innovative green initiatives, and other duties as needed.

This paid internship commences January 2019, with 20-25 hours/week in the Winter and Spring and 40 hours/week during the summer months. Occasional evening and weekend work required.  The student should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at least halfway through the course of study, one year post-graduate, or a current graduate student.  The degree focus must be in an area related to Phipps’ Science Education and Research department, e.g., environmental education, environmental social sciences, ecological or conservation-based biological sciences, etc.  A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for off-site programs (mileage reimbursed) are preferred.  Experience working with early childhood education is a plus.

Application deadline: 12/31/2018.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to hr@phipps.conservatory.org.  Please reference SCIENCE EDUCATION INTERNSHIP in the subject line.

Job Level

Mid-level