Full Time, Paid Summer Educator Internship

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

Position begins week of May 20th and ends no sooner than August 10th 2013. This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of three 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. 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.


Two tracks of internships are available, with two positions in each track.

Local Watershed Interpretation Track

Primary duties for this position will include:

1. Providing 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.

Summer Camp and On-Site Guest Education Track

Primary duties for this position will include:

1. Creating materials and teaching engaging children’s summer camp programs.

2. Facilitating exhibit interpretation, tours, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. May involve planning and materials creation.

3. Developing and implementing a capstone internship project

Other requirements of both positions may include assisting with events, completing 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. Intern is responsible for securing his or her own housing.


$1200 stipend for three months of full-time service.


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 Program Manager, at education@tracyaviary.org.