Education Intern (unpaid)

Organization: Butterfly House, Division Missouri Botanical Garden (AZA Member)
Location: Chesterfield (St Louis Region), Missouri, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Teach to a very diverse audience and see how a variety of concepts can be worked into a single lesson plan. Assist in adapting existing, and creating new, programming or short presentations to be used for general public visitors. Other responsibilities will include helping with classes and Outreach programs. Interns will have direct interaction with the public on a regular basis. Interns may be involved with the following areas of our education program:

Provide structured presentations to students and informal opportunities to guests to learn more about butterflies, invertebrates and their environments using live insects.

Help with outreach programs throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area for classes and groups.

Staff the instructional cart, a hands-on area, where guests can touch cocoons, insect molts, and many other items.

Help with the development of new program content


Excellent communication skills

Enthusiastic demeanor


Interest in working with people

Coursework in communications, public relations and/or management


Ability to work some weekends

140 hours minimum commitment (or more to meet school requirements)

2.5 cumulative GPA or higher

High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Internship dates: (3½ months)

Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: April 1)

Fall: September – mid-December (application deadline: July 15)

Spring: mid-January – April (application deadline: November 15)

Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by emailing a cover letter, resume and Intern Application

to Jennifer Mullix;