Environmental Outreach and Services Intern (local area/commuting distance candidates only)

Expected Dates
August 9, 2021 to January 23, 2022
Site
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
Position ID
PO-00732125

The Environmental Outreach and Services Intern (local area candidates only) will assist in the implementation of environmental education-based programs and assist with animal care.  

  • Education Programming

    • Assist development and lead in the delivery of education programming to student groups (i.e. water quality testing, Hudson River fish identification, seining).

    • Daily preparation of equipment, supplies, etc.

    • Support and assist with weekday K-12 programming  and weekend public programs with a variety of groups, primarily elementary and middle school-age children beginning in August. 

    • Assist with Community Science programs to execute with volunteers in the field.

    • Marketing / Outreach of organization newsletters, social media, etc.

  • Animal Care
Assist in the daily care and maintenance of a live animal collection. 


Compensation:

  • $300/wk Living Allowance (pre-tax)


Intern selected into this position MUST enroll in the AmeriCorps Education Award program

SCA1957

  • This internship will serve out of the Clarkson University/Beacon Institute Water Ecology Center on Dennings Point, part of the Hudson Highlands State Park of the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP).
    Dennings Point is a 64-acre peninsula with diverse habitats, wildlife, native vegetation and recreational trails in the heart of Beacon, NY.
  • First Aid, CPR, community science data collection methods, animal biology and care, species ID
  • Beacon, NY is a hub of culture and nature! We have many many local opportunities for the SCA member to enjoy. Hiking, biking, kayaking, all within a train ride to NYC!
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Arts/Humanities
some coursework or experience
Field Research
some experience
Working with Animals
some experience
Social Media
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Working with Children
some experience