Employer: Maine Audubon Society – Fields Pond Audubon Center
Internship Number: 261
Internship Title: Outreach Intern
Location: Holden, Maine
Period of Engagement: Part-Time during Fall and Spring semesters; Full-Time during Summer.  Interns may apply for the year or for a semester.  Applications are accepted year round.
Compensation: Internship Stipend:  $1,500 for Fall Semester; $1,500 for Spring Semester; and $5,000 for 10-week, late spring/summer period
Description of the Internship:
Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation and action.

Maine Audubon is seeking an Outreach Intern to develop and deliver adult, family, and youth programs with a major emphasis on school children K-12.  These programs are designed to instill fascination, understanding, and responsibility for the natural world and focus on the natural history, sustainability, and human impacts.  The outreach component allows Fields Pond Audubon Center to extend their programming goals and visibility to the greater Bangor area.

For more information on Maine Audubon, please visit their website at: http://maineaudubon.org/#

Qualifications and Essential Duties:
  • Must have an ability to communicate effectively with various age groups and audiences on and off site;
  • Know Maine’s natural history and ecological concepts;
  • Able to assist children in understanding their role in the environment and how their behaviors affect nature;
  • Have or be working towards a college degree in biology, education, or environmental studies;
  • Able to communicate and deliver programs to a variety of audiences and learning styles from children through adults;
  • Able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Have current First Aid and CPR certification;
  • Know how to use Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint;
  • Enthusiastic and flexible, with a sense of humor; and
  • Must pass a criminal background check
Physical Requirements:
  • Able to often lift objects up to 50 pounds when setting up program space;
  • Able to frequently hike all trails on Fields Pond property as part of the program;
  • Able to use hands/fingers to operate computer and other program equipment;
  • Able to work outdoors in challenging environmental conditions
Application Process:
1.  Send letter of intent/interest and resume to:  Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105 – or email to:  bpauls@maineaudubon.orgMaine Audubon will begin reviewing applications immediately.  Resumes are accepted on an ongoing basis.
2.  Forward a copy of your application materials to UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement at:  pca@maine.edu
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