Environmental Education Intern-Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement

Expected Dates
January 7, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Site
FWS Southwest Region (R2)
Position ID
PO-00727064
The Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement program (HCP&E) Environmental Education internship will include: 

DUTIES
-Present environmental education programs for youth aged K-12 at Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) community centers.
-Conduct interpretive programs for the general public on Houston-area city parks.
-Assist in the development of education and interpretive programs on topics such as wildlife, habitat, restoration, pollinators, and nature in the Houston metropolitan area.
-Working with Houston Community Partnerships & Engagement (HCP&E) staff, develop multimedia products for outreach and education purposes.
-Assist with and present programs for Virtually Wild!Texas, a virtual program conducted in the field to share nature with youth who may not have the opportunity to get outdoors. Incumbent will assist with computer and video technology, presentation research and preparation, and on camera presentations.
-Prepare weekly social media postings as part of the HCP&E Communications Plan. Identify and develop potential social media stories to be shared through photos and video.
-Gain hands-on experience working with refuge 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 and training to build program-related skills and certifications.
-Maintain HCP&E data through weekly updates to program tracking spreadsheets. 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.
 
  • Working throughout the Houston metropolitan area, this position will be based out of the offices of a non-profit partner in the city of Houston.
  • Environmental education and interpretation
    Pollinator education and habitat restoration in urban areas and on NWRs
    Recreation and outdoor skills
    Various certifications related to program as arise.
  • Job shadowing
    Attending and participating in special events, EE, habitat restoration/biological programs on national wildlife refuges in Texas (and possibly elsewhere)
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Social Media
competent without supervision
Community Engagement
some experience
Photography
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
competent without supervision