Spring Environmental Education Internship (March - June 2022)

  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Edgewater, MD, USA
  • Jan 11, 2022
Internship- Paid Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness

Job Description

A virtual Education Department intern will:
Learn how to deliver hands-on in-person and interactive virtual field trips, with skills such as facilitating the field trip, delivering the content, and managing groups.
Create content related to delivering either onsite or virtual field trips, activities, and sessions (written or visual)
Learn and apply skills related to group management field trips

Learn how to maintain and update the SERC Learning Lab platform for posting Education Department materials such as lesson plans, videos, and activities for teachers and students.
Learn how to work effectively with volunteers (from a variety of backgrounds)
Understand how to deliver at least one large scale virtual public engagement event virtually or hybrid.
Learn how to track and manage group program information, bookings, and interactions with groups.
Create a final project: Co-creating and delivering one remote field trip program to be presented to SERC at large as well as at least one other group (TBD)

Assigned readings of training materials, program content, and background for programs
Meetings with Education staff and regularly communicating via Microsoft Teams
Check-ins/working on final project
Attending trainings by Education staff
Updating group contact information, notes, and bookings
Co-hosting and facilitating online programs
Assist with Citizen Science digital initiatives as needed
Work with Education volunteers and attend Lunch n’ Learns
Help co-host SERC’s Adult Institute of Learning programs (SAIL)
Onsite, care of large aquaria and live turtles
Onsite, manage and maintain program materials, set-up and take-down for programs

Job Level



Research Institute


$600 weekly stipend with limited on-campus housing