Full-time Environmental Education Internship

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Salt Lake City, UT
United States


Tracy Aviary

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Internship begins March 8, 2016 and ends no sooner than September 3, 2016.


This position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, lesson plan creation, program facilitation, and evaluation. During the summer months, interns will rotate through facilitating local watershed-themed programs and community nature programs. The specific duties of this position will shift depending on the season.

March-May, duties will primarily include:

  • Planning, developing materials, and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout workshops, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary.
  • Planning, developing materials for, and teaching children’s spring break camp programs.

June-September, duties will primarily include:

  • Training in interpretation and presentation of a comprehensive range of local nature topics.
  • Providing on -site, watershed-focused interpretation and tours at multiple locations to members of the public spanning a wide range of ages.
  • Providing off-site nature interpretation and exploration programs at multiple locations throughout Salt Lake City to members of the public spanning a wide range of ages. These programs emphasize the importance of free play in nature and engage holistic family groups.
  • Evaluating programs and educational materials through evaluation forms and/or visitor observations.
  • Developing and implementing a capstone internship project.

Please note: prior experience not required—we provide on-the-job training and education to prepare interns for educating members of the public.

Other duties may include assisting with events, completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate.

Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals.


Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology, or related field from an approved college or university is preferred, but not required.

Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred.


This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of roughly six months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of service.

Position will require a set schedule of five consecutive work days. Days off may be scheduled mid-week. Work schedule will change between spring and summer season. Position may require evening hours.

Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship.

Position Start Date:

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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How to Apply:

Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, one-page resume, and three references to Anne Terry, Senior Educator at annet@tracyaviary.org.

Visit www.tracyaviary.org for more information regarding Tracy Aviary.

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$2400 stipend for 26 weeks of service, disbursed bi-weekly.

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Anne Terry, Senior Educator

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