Full-time Environmental Education Internship w/ Stipend

Organization: Tracy Aviary (AZA Member)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Position begins week of March 4 2014 and ends no sooner than September 3 2014. This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of six months. Position will require a set schedule of five consecutive work days—days off may be week day or weekend day, depending on internship track, and work schedule may change between spring and summer season. Position may also require potential evening hours. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of service. Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship.


This position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, program facilitation, lesson plan creation, and during the summer months will focus on wetland and watershed education. The specific duties of this position will shift depending on the season.

March-May, position will primarily include in its scope:

1. Planning, developing materials and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout workshops, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary.

2. Facilitating wetland education programs for schools and community groups on-site.

3. Planning, developing materials for, and teaching children’s spring break camp programs.

June-September, position will primarily include in its scope:

1. Providing daily on- and off-site, watershed-focused interpretation and tours at multiple locations to members of the public. Interpretation and tours will be performed for a wide variety of age groups.

2. Training in interpretation and presentation of a broad and comprehensive range of watershed ecology subject matter within a variety of circumstances and to a variety of audiences.

3. Developing and implementing a capstone internship project.

PLEASE NOTE prior watershed education experience not required— we provide on-the-job training and education to prepare interns for educating members of the public.

Other requirements may include assisting with events, completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate.

Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals.


$2400 stipend for six months of service, disbursed bi-weekly.


Must speak, read and write English fluently.

Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an approved college or university is preferred, but not required.

We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world.

Visit www.tracyaviary.org for more information regarding Tracy Aviary.


Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and phone numbers for three references to Jenn Waterhouse, Bird Programs Manager, at education@tracyaviary.org.