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Willa Rowan

1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE 19801


Summer Education Intern – DEEC

Opportunity Type: Part Time (30 hrs/wk), 10-week


Organization Description

Delaware Nature Society (DelNature) has spent over 50 years connecting people to nature with diverse environmental programs and services. As one of the most well respected environmental organizations in the region, we envision a healthy and sustainable environment for all plants, animals, and people living in our region. Our mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation. Working state-wide in Delaware and the surrounding region, we operate four sites where people experience nature in unique hands-on ways reaching thousands of visitors each year.

Selected candidates will be required to submit to a criminal background check. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

DelNature aspires to be inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. Diversity creates an awareness of and acknowledges respect for differences and translates into understanding and valuing each other’s perspective. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

Job Description

The Summer Environmental Education Intern works at DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) in Wilmington, Delaware. DEEC welcomes thousands of guests throughout the year. It is the goal of DelNature to interact with these visitors and introduce them to our organization, DEEC, and the menu of programs and activities available to them.


  • Assists in the teaching and preparation of summer environmental programs for children and adults at DEEC.
  • Greets visitors, and leads or co-leads a variety of programs focusing on nature and fields related to the outdoors.
  • Attends instructor-training workshops.
  • Develops an independent project based on individual interests and the needs of the organization.

Training and resources are available to gain knowledge in environmental science topics related to the site and region. Training consists of both formal all-staff events and one-on-one observations, as well as trips to local nature centers, waterways, or natural lands.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Passion for the outdoors, enthusiasm for working with people.
  • A high level of initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be 18 or older.

DelNature is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Essential Dates

June 8th to August 15th, 2020.

The individual selected for the position will work about 30 hours per week. Individual schedules are somewhat flexible and set with the Education Coordinator. The Summer Environmental Education Intern can expect to work Monday-Friday with occasional evening and/or weekend hours.

Salary and Benefits

Wage is $10.00/hr plus opportunity to attend local exploration field trips.

Applicants Must Submit