-Conduct environmental education programs and activities for youth aged K-12 at Houston Parks and Recreation community centers and living in environmental justice communities.
-Develop educational programs and activities on topics such as wildlife, migratory species, habitat, pollinators, and nature in the Houston metropolitan area.
-Support special events hosted by partners to engage the public in conservation.
-Working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) staff, develop multimedia products (primarily videos) for outreach and education purposes.
-Assist with and present virtual programs to share nature with youth with limited access to nature.
-Identify and prepare weekly social media postings. Develop potential social media stories to be shared through photos and video.
-Gain professional development opportunities and build professional network through hands-on experience working with USFWS staff and partners on habitat restoration, biological monitoring, and outdoor recreation/visitor services programs in and around Houston.
-Participate in training for program-related skills and job shadowing to build program-related skills and certifications.
-Maintain program materials and tools, including vehicles, EE materials and more.
-Other duties may be assigned during the term of this internship, as priorities and opportunities for partnerships to connect urban audiences with nature arise.
Living Allowance $520.00 per week.
One-time relocation travel allowance $1,100.00
Commuter Allowance $100.00 per week.
This position qualifies for an AmeriCorps Education Award.
*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.
Conditions of Employment
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Position ID: PO-00734717
Expected Dates: January 8, 2024 - July 7, 2024
500 Mercury Drive
Houston, TX 77013
Training Provided: Outreach and interpretation Habitat restoration in urban areas and on NWRs Recreation and outdoor skills Various certifications related to program as arise.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Job shadowing Attending and participating in special events, habitat restoration/biological programs on national wildlife refuges in Texas (and possibly elsewhere)
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
Commute to work.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available
US Citizenship: Yes