The National Audubon Society is hiring a
The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Under the supervision of the Programs and Education Manager, the Conservation Education Intern (the Intern) will participate in a 10-week experiential education program based at The Discovery Center in Philadelphia, PA. Through hands-on activities, discussion, and assigned readings, the Intern will improve understanding of ecosystem health, learn best practices to protect birds and other wildlife, gain transferable skills that can be applied across industries, and deepen connections with nature. As part of the program, the Intern will be asked to design and implement a conservation project that considers the intersection of climate change, environmental justice, and related threats to birds and the habitat we share, and will be expected to present their project at a final presentation event.
The Intern will also learn and interact with the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and be introduced to experiential education and development of leadership skills.
The internship will begin in March 14th 2022 and last for 10 weeks. It will be in-person at The Discovery Center with potential for some remote work. Compensation is $16/hour, not to exceed 10 hours/week. Some travel assistance may be provided.
There are five openings for this position.
$16.00 / hour
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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