Environment Naturalist Intern
Would you like to work with students in the outdoors while teaching natural history, biology, and environmental problem solving skills? Join the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center team!
The 2017 – 2018 Naturalist Internship is now open and accepting applications. After completing a 2.5-week intensive training course in August, you will begin a 33-week practicum experience program. Put theory into practice while teaching the Outdoor Education Center curriculum, which is aligned with Ohio Education Standards. Naturalists have the freedom to creatively develop individual lesson plans and teaching styles within our curriculum, which includes wildlife, ecology, geology, team building, and cultural history. You will teach students in grades 4-6 through experiential activities and discussions.
In addition to teaching, the Outdoor Education Center and Raptor Center provide opportunities for Naturalists and students to get hands-on with some of Ohio’s native wildlife, such as turtles, snakes and owls. Interns are trained to handle, care for and teach with these educational ambassadors.
Interns live in one of three staff houses in the beautiful 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve while forming a supportive community of like-minded individuals dedicated to education and preservation of the natural world. The vibrant and artistic Village of Yellow Springs is within walking distance – though you are welcome to bring one, a vehicle during the program is not needed or required.
• Facilitate environmental education in our week-long residential programs, both alone and alongside peers
• Support the facility through daily and weekly responsibilities at the Raptor Center and throughout the Outdoor Education Center
• Biweekly stipend for practicum portion of program
• Room and board, including vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals
• Opportunity to work with birds of prey at our Raptor Center
• Freedom to develop lesson plans
• Opportunity for extended employment
• Vacation breaks in the fall, winter and spring
• Professional development
• Teamwork philosophy
• Minimum two years of college
• In-person CPR and First-Aid certification prior to program start
• Strong desire for working with children paired with a strong love for nature
• Ability to hike uneven terrain for six 2-hour hikes per week.
How to ApplyTo apply: Download an application from: www.glenhelen.org/naturalist-training-program or contact Jaime Shepherd: Phone: (937) 767-7648 Email: email@example.com
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