TITLE: Wolves at Our Door Academic Education Intern -Twin Cities office
FLSA: Internship- Paid, Temporary, Full-time
SUPERVISED BY: Twin Cities Outreach Director
LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
HOURS: 40 hours/week M-F, and some weekends
The International Wolf Center Twin Cites Administrative Outreach office has an opening for a Wolf Educator Internship. The mission of the International Wolf Center is to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. The Wolves at Our Door outreach program has reached over 50,000 participants in the last 4 years through public schools, state parks, libraries, and nature centers. This position will give programs on wolves, using our Wolves at Our Door curriculum, in classrooms, and other public venues. In addition, the intern will perform administrative tasks, related to the program, and help with other projects as directed.
August 5, 2019 – June 1, 2020 (dates may be flexible to accommodate academic and programming calendars)
$1,500 per month
Interns are responsible for providing their own housing, food and transportation.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIITES
- Develop presentation skills, and learn how to adapt your program by age group through presenting “Wolves at Our Door” programs in schools, state parks, nature centers, and libraries throughout Minnesota
- Learn how to increase your reach in environmental education programming by assisting the Outreach department with marketing and scheduling WAOD programs to all eligible facilities.
- Develop skills in continual improvement practices through assisting in updating the program based on the best available information, as well as incorporating feedback from participants.
- Learn how program metrics demonstrate your effectiveness to organization leadership through collaborating on program related tasks and documentation, such as teacher surveys, test score data etc.
- Gain leadership and project experience by completing projects for the outreach education department, as assigned.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
- Coursework in environmental education or related field
- Enrollment in a college or university
- Teaching experience/experience working with the public
- Effective communication skills in working with people of all ages
- High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm
- CPR and First Aid Certifications, preferred.
- Valid driver’s license required.
- Training in wolf biology by leading wolf experts.
- Experience in delivering environmental education programs to audiences of all ages.
- Attendance a regional wolf ecology workshop, which includes a wolf tracking experience.
- Opportunity to visit the IWC Ely site for a multiple day learning experience.
- Discounts on International Wolf Center merchandise.
Interns are required to have a valid driver’s license and social security number. Selection criteria includes education, experience, references and written statements. Unfortunately, IWC is unable to accept international applicants, at this time.
This position will require an individual to deal with varied and unknown working conditions daily. Schools and other facilities vary in access, temperature, technology capabilities, etc. The employee will be required to travel throughout Minnesota, sometimes for several nights at a time. Other days will be spent working in the Brooklyn Park office or remotely. This position requires occasional travel to the International Wolf Center’s education facility in Ely, Minnesota for events and trainings, which may require overnight stays. This position also requires the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and to haul equipment in and out of schools in varying weather conditions.
Please submit the following:
- Letter of interest stating what you hope to gain and contribute through the Wolf Educator Internship program.
- Professional resume.
- Three references (include reference name, title, phone number and email).
International Wolf Center
7100 Northland Circle No. Suite 205
Minneapolis, MN 55428
If you have questions or would like to request application materials, please call 763-560-7374 ext. 234. Applications will be accepted until April 5, 2019.