Multimedia/EE Intern-Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement(local candidates preferred)

Expected Dates
September 19, 2022 to March 19, 2023
USFWS Southwest Region NWRS Houston
Position ID
The Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement program (HCP&E) Environmental Education and Multimedia internship will include: 

-Conduct environmental education programs and activities for youth aged K-12 residing at Ronald McDonald House or living in environmental justice communities in the Houston region.
-Assist in the development of educational programs and activities on topics such as wildlife, migratory species, habitat, pollinators, and nature in the Houston metropolitan area.
-Working with Houston Community Partnerships & Engagement (HCP&E) staff, develop multimedia products (primarily videos) 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 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.

This position provides:
- $160 weekly Living Allowance*
- $1100 one-time round-trip Travel Allowance*
- $1300 monthly Housing Allowance*
- $45 weekly Commuting Allowance*

The AmeriCorps Education Award available upon successful completion of this position is $3,172.50. 

*All allowances 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

Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Working throughout the region, this position will be based out of the SCA’s Houston office.
  • -Environmental education and interpretation
    -Media development and communications
    -Various certifications related to program as they arise.
  • -Job shadowing
    -Attending special events hosted by national wildlife refuges and partners, including environmental education, habitat restoration, biological programs/surveys, public events, and more.
    -Networking with diversity of partners
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
degree minor or extensive experience
degree minor or extensive experience
degree minor or extensive experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Social Media
competent without supervision
some experience
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent without supervision