Education Intern

Expected Dates
May 20, 2017 to September 8, 2017
Site
Duke Farms
Position ID
PO-00722452
The 16-week opportunity of Student Conservation Education Intern at Duke Farms was created to assist the Duke Farms’ Education Team in engaging with the public for scheduled and spontaneous educational opportunities and to aid in the development of interpretive areas on the property.  This internship is tailored for individuals interested in learning about and exploring careers within the fields of natural resources, interpretation, and visitor education.
Duke Farms provides critical habitat for endangered flora and fauna.  The property contains approximately 1,100 acres of grasslands and agricultural lands, 950 acres of woodlands, 400 acres of floodplain habitat and 72 acres of open water spread across nine lakes.  This mix of habitat types provides an oasis for wildlife in a highly-developed region of New Jersey.  The property is open year round for visitation with no admission fees.  Visitors are free to hike and bike at their own pace through 18 miles of paths and roadways.
Duties vary.  Position will included conducting scheduled and spontaneous education opportunities for visitors at highly trafficked areas within Duke Farms, assisting with the development and execution of large events, aiding in the development of a themed nature trail, assisting in the development of a nature play area for children, and taking part in conservation, restoration, and agroecology efforts within the property.  Background in education and earth science a plus.
  • Duke Farms provides critical habitat for endangered flora and fauna. The property contains approximately 1,100 acres of grasslands and agricultural lands, 950 acres of woodlands, 400 acres of floodplain habitat and 72 acres of open water spread across nine lakes. This mix of habitat types provides an oasis for wildlife in a highly-developed region of New Jersey. The property is open year round for visitation with no admission fees. Visitors are free to hike and bike at their own pace through 18 miles of paths and roadways.
  • First Aid/CPR
    Equipment Training
    Flora/Fauna ID
  • Interpretive training, natural resource education, hiking, bicycling, etc.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Field Research
some experience
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Plant Identification
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Trail Maintenance
some experience