Friends of Wildlife Prairie Park
  • 18-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Programs and Education
  • Hanna City, IL, USA
  • Other
  • Seasonal

Duration: varies depending on student availability

Hour Requirements: Part-Time, minimum of 24 hours per week (3 days 8 hour shifts-preferred)

* If needed special schedule accommodations will be considered.

 Housing: May be available if needed

Pay: Unpaid

Position: Naturalist Intern

Number of positions available: One

Description of Position:  Interns are responsible for assisting staff with the educational message of the park through on site and off site programming, events, home school, summer programming, boy scouts/girl scouts merit badge days and day camps.

Interns will work with a variety of education animals (birds of prey, reptiles, and small mammals) during programs.  Animal care and training is limited.  The main focus of this internship is educational programming.  Each intern will get an opportunity to assist with large animal care with the animal department during their time as an intern at the park. 

Intern responsibilities include the following;

  • Greeting school groups and assisting and conducting various interpretive programs
  • Presenting interpretive programs to the general public
  • Assisting with library programs
  • Interpretive programs at special functions
  • Assisting staff with large events
  • Handling birds of prey, reptiles and small mammals as education animals during programs
  • Trail guide for the main animal trails
  • Monitoring and closing trails at the end of the day
  • Assisting with boy scout, girl scout and home school
  • Helping plan and lead portions of summer day camp
  • Assisting with some large park events

Requirements:  Must be enrolled in college or recent graduate in a related field of science or education (ie, zoology, animal science, biology, environmental science, agriculture, parks and recreation, elementary education...)

Please send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation

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