Job Type: Paid Internship
Salary Details: $16.20-$20/Hr.
Dates: Begins early to mid April; ends in early June (Approx 100-150 total hours, split positions are also an option, see below)
Location: The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave, Bend, OR 97703 and various field sites in Central Oregon
Application Deadline: Accepting applications until the position is filled with interviews starting mid to late March. Rolling interviews will occur until a candidate is selected
The Spring 2023 Outdoor School Intern will work with The Environmental Center (TEC) team to advance our mission through a variety of projects. The intern will gain knowledge and experience in the areas of natural history, youth education strategies, and group management. This position will facilitate environmental education lessons primarily with elementary school classes at various field sites in Central Oregon. This is a part-time position, with varying hours each week. Most Outdoor School Days are scheduled on Tuesdays from early May to early June, with other programs scheduled for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays from late May to early June. Some evening and weekend work may also be scheduled. Some office hours for training and lesson planning/prep are also expected. Weekly hours could range from 8-12 hours per week earlier in the internship, to 24-28 later. This position is designed for those with high school diplomas/GED, college students, and college graduates looking for work experience in outdoor and environmental education.
This internship may be suited for one intern who can work ~150 hours this spring; OR the internship program could be shared between two interns who can work ~75 hours this spring. The final decision will depend on candidates who apply and their availability.
Supervisor: Youth Education Program Manager
● The intern will also work closely with the Youth Education Program Coordinator.
Respectful, collaborative, and cooperative teamwork is also expected when working with school teachers, chaperones, and possibly other interns/volunteers.
Outdoor School Days (~8-26 hours per week)
● Deliver Outdoor School Day programming to 2-4 classes divided into smaller groups of 19-23 students
● Train for and prepare outdoor science-focused lessons based on field sites and materials available
● Provide engaging, exploratory, hands-on activities while also managing student behavior and safety for groups of 19-23 students. Assistance with group management will also be provided by school teachers and/or chaperones present.
● Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive group environment for campers of all gender expressions, ethnicities, races, abilities and backgrounds
Office Hours (~1-4 hours per week)
● Training day to learn field lessons and teaching strategies
● Preparing lesson plans for outdoor school days
● Organizing and packing equipment and materials
● Maintain supplies by counting and organizing items upon return
WE ARE LOOKING FOR
● Interest and/or experience in environmental and outdoor education with youth (primarily K-5th graders)
● Self-motivated with a desire to take initiative and work independently with a medium sized group of students
● Ability to drive to various field sites in Central Oregon. Options to carpool with Youth Education staff can sometimes be arranged. (We have an electric vehicle available to staff and interns if a driver’s license can be provided.)
● Interns are required to complete and pass a background check
● First aid/CPR training, or able to obtain certification during internship program
● Ability/availability to attend required training, date TBD
Please email resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to Becky@envirocenter.org
For more information: https://envirocenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2023-Youth-Ed-Outdoor-School-Internship-Announcement.pdf