Informal Education Internship

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6:00pm



Vail, CO
United States

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Job Description:

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is located on the roof of the Rockies in Vail, Colorado, with a mission to deepen understanding and promote conservation of alpine plants and fragile mountain environments.

As an Education Intern you will be a member of the Gardens staff, developing and delivering educational programs and activities focused on the alpine ecosystem for adults, families and children.


You will advance your educational and environmental interpretation skills in an informal public garden setting located and specializing in Rocky Mountains ecosystems. Specifically, the position is a three-month, full-time position, beginning mid-May through August, for 40 hours per week with one weekend day required. You will be asked to develop and implement new educational and interpretive programming for all ages and to assist education center and horticultural staff with all visitor- and education-related projects.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Current enrollment or degree in Education, Environmental Sciences, Botany, Sustainability Studies, or related field
  • Completion of at least one Education course
  • Experience or interest in conducting programs with families, children and adults
  • A “people person” with an ability to interact with visitors of all ages
  • Creative, positive and organized

Housing and Compensation:

  • Housing assistance provided close to the Gardens during the summer months
  • $12.32/hr. for 40 hours per week

How to Apply:

Nanette Kuich, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, 183 Gore Creek Drive, Suite 7, Vail, CO 81657

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