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Environmental Education Internship Posted Dec 19, 2018
The Schiele Museum of Natural History , Gastonia, NC (20 miles west of Charlotte)
The Museum Environmental Education Internship will provide an in-service learning experience that illustrates a career in environmental education. Outdoor resources used for the implementation of the environmental education program include a 0.75 mile nature trail, pond (1/8 acre), small creek, play space for children under 8 years old, gazebo with seating for 100, picnic shelter with seating for 60 and gem mining sluice. Indoor resources utilized include a variety of program spaces, North Carolina ecosystems exhibit, North American wildlife exhibit, North America habitats exhibit and rotating feature exhibits. Interns will learn to develop, conduct and evaluate programs in a multitude of formats for a variety of audiences. They will be responsible for supporting the environmental education program of the Schiele Museum through programming, resource and materials management and data collection. Interns will learn to support an organization’s mission through environmental education initiatives.

Activities will center on the critical components of a successful environmental education program: Program Development, Program Delivery, Audience Evaluation, Facility Management and Data Collection. Upon completion of the internship, interns will have a better understanding of how to effectively manage an environmental education program in a museum setting.

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Some background experience with conducting informal programs is desirable.
• Comfortable working outdoors and speaking in front of the public.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
• Willingness to get dirty.
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to work independently after sufficient training and experience.
• A minimum time commitment of 160 hours for spring and fall internships and 320 hours for the summer internship.
• Must be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a higher education facility, such as a community college, state college or university, or private university.
• Need to be willing to work weekends, holidays and occasional evenings.

This summer internship is a 320-hour full-time experience requiring a time commitment of 40 hours a week.

Housing is available on site at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. Food and transportation are NOT provided.

Email resume, letter of interest, and availability to Stephenie Berggrun at stephenieb @ by February 15th, 2019. For more information regarding the specifics of this internship opportunity visit You may contact Stephenie with any questions regarding the internship via email or phone at 704 866 6915.