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November 27, 2013

1-year Paid Internship Oppportunity in Phipps’ Science Education & Research Department!

by Melissa Harding

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Phipps is accepting applications for a 1-year paid internship position in Science Education for 2014! Available to undergraduate through graduate students. Application deadline Jan 7, 2014.

GENERAL SUMMARY:  The intern will become an invaluable team member in Phipps’ Science Education department, helping to strengthen and create new youth-focused education and outreach initiatives in the areas of environmental conservation and sustainability, art and science, and healthy living, with the core of building a positive relationship between humanity and the environment.

This paid internship spans 12 months, starting January 2014, with up to 40 hours/week during the summer months and 15-20 hours/week during the school year. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Intern may participate in many of Phipps’ classes at no cost (except applicable material fees).

DSC_0084PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The intern will work closely with Science Education and Research staff and volunteers to a) develop and teach cross-disciplinary, participatory programs including summer camps, out-of-school and weekend programs for youth and families, on-site and off-site school programs, scouts and brownies badge programs, programs for homeschool groups, and outreach for under-resourced youth, b) assist in developing programs that connect youth to environment-focused scientists and provide educational enrichment for formal and informal educators, and c) represent Phipps at community events, online as applicable, present on Phipps’ innovative green initiatives, and other potential duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: The student should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at least halfway through the course of study, or one year post-graduate from undergraduate program, or currently enrolled as a graduate student.  The degree focus must be in an area related to Phipps’ Science Education and Research department, e.g., environmental education, environmental social sciences, environmental communications, ecological or conservation-based biological sciences, or nutrition and dietetics.  A valid driver’s license and a car to use for transport for off-site programs (mileage reimbursed) are preferred.  The student must be willing and able to engage public of all ages, have excellent team member and multi-tasking skills, be creative and willing to adapt to changing scenarios, be punctual, self-motivated, and enthusiastic about and committed to helping connect youth and youth-related adults with nature and nature-based sciences.  Experience working with youth is a plus.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume by January 7, 2014 via email to hr@phipps.conservatory.org. Please reference SCIENCE EDUCATION INTERNSHIP in the subject line.

The above photos were taken by Science Education staff.

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