Education Intern

Expected Dates
June 1, 2019 to September 21, 2019
Site
Duke Farms
Position ID
PO-00727607
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 include developing and conducting scheduled and spontaneous education opportunities for visitors at highly trafficked areas within Duke Farms, taking leadership roles in partnership projects throughout the season, assisting with the development and execution of large events, assisting in the development and execution of environmental education programs, and taking part in conservation, restoration, and agroecology efforts within the property.  Background in education and/or biological/environmental sciences a plus.
Strong people skills a must. 
  • 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
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision