Job Type: Paid Internship
Salary Details: $17/hour
Deadline: Sep 23, 2023
Looking for reliable students to help with environmental curriculum planning, design, implementation, and assessment. Friends of North Creek Forest is a non-profit organization committed to maintaining and improving the ecological function of North Creek Forest through stewardship, education and conservation in perpetuity. Our education program aims to provide K-12 and public outdoor environmental education programming that enhances our audience’s relationship with their environment, so more urban natural areas can be preserved. The environmental education program works with a variety of school and community partners and we anticipate building many new relationships as we continue to grow. The majority of our events will be held in our North Creek Forest, some on school campuses, in classrooms, other parks, and virtually when needed.
Our interns work with the education manager to design an outline of internship goals for each quarter; this will include items of intern interest and a field instruction timeline. In addition, interns will attend twice-weekly virtual meetings and assist in a variety of duties which may include curriculum design, stewardship, stakeholder outreach, and grant writing. Internships can stay a single quarter or multiple.
- Available for in-person weekday events at least 2x a week within 7am – 4pm
- Attend twice weekly education committee meetings. One is online and one is in person (usually at NCF).
- Approximately 6-15 hours per week/per quarter. This will vary depending on intern’s own availability and the varied weekly workload. On average we expect 75 hours/quarter.
- Complete required readings and assignments.
- Assist in designing educational activities with ecological and reciprocal themes.
- Produce deliverables such as lesson plans, curriculum research, grant applications and teaching tools.
- Assist in field instruction with eventual plans to lead a field activity.-Assist in grant writing process.
Objectives/Learning Goals, Students will be able to:
- Understand basic lowland forest ecological restoration practices.
- Various environmental science practices.
- Understand the role of community service/service learning in habitat restoration.
- Think critically and act toward equity in environmental education.
- Design for diverse ways of knowing and understanding science and the natural world.
- Understand the intricacies of curriculum development and instruction.
- Interest in community outreach, environmental justice, habitat restoration, and/or education.
- Comfortable working within a variety of tech platforms, especially Google Drive.-This is an entry level position, we will provide training.
- Internship expectations are customizable to support school’s credit requirements.
- $17/Hour, expected to average 75 hours/quarter (guarantee 50 hours/quarter)
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