The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. (MVT) is hiring a team of 4 fulltime, one-year paid Environmental Education Teaching Interns to join the Visitor Services Team at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The Teaching Interns will play an integral role at this thriving Urban Refuge where nature connects people, communities, and wildlife.
The Minnesota Valley Trust, a nonprofit partner of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, seeks to employ a team of Environmental Education Teaching Interns in full-time paid internships with benefits September 2021-September 2022, in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Teaching interns gain hands-on, real world experiences while working with and assisting professional environmental education staff from the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Interns lead K-5th grade education programs online, develop curriculum, and maintain educational resources. As we plan for teaching in the time of COVID-19, we expect that much of the teaching experience will take place via online platforms. Come learn new skills in environmental education!
This position will support the efforts of the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program (UWCP) working with the Urban Outreach team to develop and implement nature-based programs, outdoor recreation experiences and environmental career exploration opportunities to communities throughout the Twin Cities.
Teaching Practicum Interns will gain hands-on, real world experiences working with and assisting professional environmental education staff in a variety of tasks including curriculum development, leading K-6th grade education programs in the classroom and outdoors, and maintaining educational resources. Additional opportunities exist to assist the refuge Visitor Services team with special events and public programming. Spring 2019 interns will join the team in April, and end in June.
AmeriCorps Summer Individual Placements (ages 18-25) serve alongside natural resource professionals with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge or U.S. Forest Service at the Chippewa National Forest. Each position is focused to help develop the Summer Individual Placements’ professional skill sets while providing expertise and valuable contributions to the host site.
The Partner School Teaching Practicum Internship is an environmental education internship based out of both visitor centers (Bloomington and Carver, MN) of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Interns work mainly with elementary classes and their field trips in the Twin Cities area. This experience will give you hands-on, real world experience teaching outdoors as well as in a classroom setting. Internships can span a single season or span September-June.