The School Programs team at Audubon Nature Institute is seeking candidates interested in working with school field trip groups in the Education department for Spring 2018.
The School Programs Intern will provide support to Audubon Nature Institute’s School Programs department. The School Programs team facilitates field trips, home school programs and teacher workshops. Tasks include information processing, research, maintaining up-to-date course materials, assisting the department with program delivery, and organizing shared departmental spaces to ensure a welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, and participants. The candidate will report to work at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in downtown New Orleans. Requires a 20-30 hour per week commitment for 12-14 weeks. Working on weekends and holidays may be required. Internship is unpaid.
- Research upcoming program topics and activities
- Develop school programs curriculum
- Assist school programs educator with classroom set up and activities
- Assist school programs educator with classroom clean-up
- Any other duties as requested by supervisor(s)
- Basic understanding of Biology and Animal Sciences
- Interested in pursuing a career in education, interpretation or marine biology
- Excellent presentation skills with the ability to adapt to audiences of different ages and sizes
- Must display aptitude for positive, creative problem solving
- Must display willingness to interact with live animals, including fish, invertebrates, mammals, and reptiles
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
How to apply:
In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.
Audubon Nature Institute is proud to offer excellent professional training and experience in a variety of career tracks through our internship program. Placements are seasonally available in administration, animal care, conservation, development, education, volunteer management, and others. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. To learn more about Audubon’s internship program, contact:
Maria Kohls, Volunteer & Intern Manager
About Audubon Internships
Basic internships last approximately 12 weeks, in which interns develop a variety of professional skills through guided instruction and hands-on experience. Some advanced placements, lasting up to 6 months, are available for well-qualified candidates.
In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more.
Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window and application deadline. Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application. An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section.
2018 Start Windows
January 7 – February 21
May 6 – June 20
Aug 5 – September 19
November 4 – November 28