Opportunity Type: Part Time (30 hrs/wk), 10-week, Hourly
DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, DE
Delaware Nature Society’s (DelNature) mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve our environment through education, conservation, and advocacy. We envision a healthy and sustainable environment. Founded in 1964, DelNature, a state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation, is renowned for our educational programming, conservation, and advocacy. We provide the tools for communities to take action and promote the health of the environment through land preservation, wildlife protection, and watershed stewardship.
We manage over 2,000 acres of land, including four nature preserves, and operates four educational sites: Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve. Our organizational priorities are comprised of three pillars of engagement focused on: Working & Natural Lands, Healthy Waters, and Protecting Habitats and Wildlife.
DelNature aspires to be inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity and is committed to understanding and addressing where we fall short. Diversity creates an awareness of and acknowledges respect for differences and translates into understanding and valuing of each other’s perspectives. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all who are qualified to apply.
The Summer Environmental Education Intern works at DuPont Environmental Education Center (DEEC) in Wilmington, Delaware. DEEC welcomes thousands of guests throughout the year. Delaware Nature Society’s goal is to interact with these visitors and introduce them to DelNature, the site’s nature and wildlife, 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 and interacts with visitors to the site.
- Attends instructor-training workshops.
- Leads week-long summer camp sessions for children ages 6-12.
Training and resources are provided to gain knowledge in environmental science topics related to the site and region. Interns attend summer camp instructor training, which includes canoe training and CPR/First Aid certification. Training consists of formal all-staff events, one-on-one mentoring, and the opportunity to work alongside many different educators with different teaching styles and skill sets.
- 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.
June 7 to August 13, 2021.
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 potential evening and/or weekend hours.
Salary and Benefits
Wage is $10.00/hr.
Applicants Must Submit
- DelNature Employment Application
- Cover Letter (preferred, but not required)
- Resume (preferred, but not required)