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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Environmental Education Internship – Texas

Application Deadlines:
SPRING (January/February – June) - Deadline is October 1st.
FALL (July – November) - Deadline is March 1st.
 
We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2022 (approximately February 1 – June 30). The deadline to apply is October 1st.
 
Position Overview
Environmental Education Interns at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center provide environmental and conservation education through a diverse range of engaging learning experiences aligned with the Education Department’s purpose of facilitating individuals discovering their role and responsibilities in the natural world. Interns will gain experience in:
  • Providing interpretative, hands-on experiences related to conservation, nature, and the environment
  • Utilizing informal education methods to educate a wide range of audiences including park visitors, families, scout groups and school groups
  • Teaching educational activities in a variety of settings including overnight programs, nature discovery areas, virtual, and traditional classrooms
  • Discovering and enhancing an informal, interpretive education skillset
Additionally, interns are trained on conducting Guided Tours that explore the Gosdin Scenic Drive and Jim Jackson Intensive Management Area as well as providing husbandry for Fossil Rim’s ambassador animal collection.
 
Intern Duties and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of Environmental Education Interns includes, but is not necessarily limited to the following:
  • Help develop and present education programs and special events
  • Interpret local and exotic flora and fauna for guests
  • Lead educational hikes and tours of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Host groups on-site for both day trips and overnight trips
  • Assist with virtual and in-person outreach programs
  • Serve as a Fossil Rim representative during off-site events
  • Assist with ambassador animal husbandry and handling
  • Completion of a project that aligns with the Education Department’s purpose
  • Provide excellent customer service for guests
  • Ensure compliance with Fossil Rim’s mission and vision
 
Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree in biology, environmental science, education, or a related discipline is preferred. Experience working with children, the public, or in an educational setting is required. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, be able to work in all weather conditions, and be willing to work an atypical schedule (including nights and weekends). Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.

Further Comments

International applicants must have a J1 or B1 visa before arrival. Fossil Rim cannot sponsor or assist with the visa process. Interns cannot work on a visiting visa. If selected, candidate must have a TB test conducted within 30 days prior to arrival for internship.

Salary

$300/month stipend and free onsite housing in a shared living environment

How to Apply

Please apply through our website (https://fossilrim.org/career-internships/). WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the “Apply for this Position” button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the “Submit Application” button. We require a cover letter, resume, and three contactable references. It is best if you list the references in your cover letter.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2155 County Rd 2008
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone: 254-897-2960

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