Employer: Maine Audubon Society – Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
Internship Number: 416
Internship Title: Environmental Education Intern
Location: Scarborough, Maine
Period of Engagement: Each Summer
Compensation: Unpaid – possible contract work may be available and other benefits/discounts available
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 Environmental Education Intern to lead educational programs on salt-marsh ecology at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center.  Training will be provided.

Benefits may include:  free canoe rentals; 25% discount on store merchandise; discounted or free admission to Maine Audubon programs and trips; enrichment in natural history and educational techniques.  Interns will also have the opportunity to observe and participate in other departments and education programs, such as our nature camps.

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

Responsibilities:
The environmental education programs are 1.5 hour, hands-on nature explorations for groups of all ages and are held Mondays through Fridays from May 2nd to June 17th.

After June 11th, the Center is open to the public seven days a week, and the intern assists with a variety of family, children, and adult programs throughout the summer (through September 1st).

In addition, the intern will complete a project mutually designed with the supervisor, such as making displays and interactive exhibits, updating the teacher and volunteer packets with current background information and activities, and designing and creating new props and activities for programs.

Additional internships are also available, including:

  • Coordinating monitoring projects for birds, plants and insects.
  • Planning and running a town-wide special event focused on the salt marsh.
Qualifications:
  • Be able to work independently
  • Have experience working with the public
  • Have a background in teaching or environmental education
  • Have experience working with children
Application Process:
1.  Send letter of intent/interest and resume to:  Linda Woodard, Director of Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105 – or email to:  lwoodard@maineaudubon.org

Maine Audubon will begin reviewing applications immediately.  Resumes are accepted on an ongoing basis.

2.  Notify your faculty member and forward a copy of your application materials to UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement at:  pca@maine.edu
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