Environmental Education Internship

Hartley Nature Center
Internships - Paid
Duluth, MN

Environmental Education Internship

Position Description                                                            

Position: Environmental Educator

Status: 20-40 hours/week

Start date: September 4, 2018

End date: seasonal or year long

Benefits: Stipend: up to $800/month

  • Extensive in-house training and professional development
  • $200 stipend available for related workshops or trainings (for year long positions)
  • 15 days off paid vacation (for year long positions)
  • Granite Gear daypack upon completion

The Environmental Educator will join a friendly, dynamic staff that is dedicated to carrying out Hartley Nature Center’s mission of inspiring lifelong connections with nature through education, play and exploration.



  • Teach environmental education programs to diverse audiences, including school field trips, nature-based day camp, and occasional adult or family programs.
  • Participate in trainings on EE curricula, outdoor learning, behavior management, etc.
  • Contribute to projects, such as planning and implementing of special events, organizational newsletter, caring for native plant gardens, live animal exhibits, monarch butterfly exhibit, etc.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities to deepen understanding of nature, environmental education and nature center administration.



  • Degree (or in progress) in environmental studies, education, sciences or related field
  • Genuine interest in working with children in the outdoors
  • Experience teaching environmental education or outdoor recreation
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to relate with people of all ages and abilities in a positive manner
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends


Application Procedure:

More information is available on our website (www.hartleynature.org).  Applicants please include a cover letter, resume and a minimum of two professional or educational references. Please direct applications or inquiries to:

Tiffany Smith, Education Director

Hartley Nature Center

3001 Woodland Ave

Duluth, MN 55803