Environmental Education Internship

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Schiele Museum

Deadline to Apply:

Friday, February 15, 2019, 12:00am


Gastonia, NC
United States


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Internship Focus:  Interns will be involved in the creation and delivery of environmental education programs to audiences of varying ages and backgrounds at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. In addition, interns will provide support for activities required for the success of the Museum’s education department including resource and materials management, data collection, program evaluation and exhibit development.

Activities will center on the critical components of a successful environmental education program: Program Development, Program Delivery, Audience Evaluation, Facility Management and Data Collection. Upon completion of the internship, interns will have a better understanding of how to effectively manage an environmental education program in a museum setting.

Internship Duration:  Internships correspond with academic semesters and are available during spring (January-April), summer (May-August) and fall (September-December).  Spring and fall internships require at least 160 hours with a time commitment of 15-25 hours a week.  The summer internship is a 320-hour full-time experience requiring a time commitment of 40 hours a week. 

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Some background experience with conducting informal programs is desirable.
• Comfortable working outdoors and speaking in front of the public.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
• Willingness to get dirty.
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to work independently after sufficient training and experience.
• A minimum time commitment of 160 hours for spring and fall internships and 320 hours for the summer internship.
• Must be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a higher education facility, such as a community college, state college or university, or private university.
• Need to be willing to work weekends, holidays and occasional evenings.

Compensation: Housing is available on site at the Schiele Museum of Natural History.  Food and transportation are NOT provided.  No stipend is available.

Position Start Date:

Monday, May 13, 2019

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How to Apply:

Deadlines for applications: Spring – October 15th; Summer – February 15th; Fall – June 15th. 

Email resume, letter of interest, and availability to Stephenie Berggrun at stephenieb@cityofgastonia.com. You may contact Stephenie with any questions regarding the internship via email or phone at 704.866.6915.

Job Compensation:

Academic Credit


Compensation Information:

Housing is available on site at the Schiele Museum of Natural History.  Food and transportation are NOT provided and no stipend is available. We work with all institutions to provide academic credit. 

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Stephenie Berggrun

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