Friends of Wildlife Prairie Park
  • 02-Feb-2018 to 04-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Programs and Education
  • Hanna City, IL, USA
  • Other
  • Seasonal

Summer internship 2018

Duration: May 19-August 3, 2018

Hour Requirements: Full Time


Housing: May be available if needed

Pay: Unpaid

Position: Naturalist Intern

Last day to Apply: March 4, 2018

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...)

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