The mission of Hartley Nature Center is to inspire life-long connections with nature through education, play, and exploration. As the area's only urban nature center, HNC serves over 24,000 people annually, including over 14,000 school children!
With the help of our team of dedicated Environmental Education staff, you'll quickly be on your way to teaching some of those 14,000 in the biggest classroom in Duluth and gaining great experiences to supplement your formal education. And our 600 hour internships pay a stipend!
Over the years, we've had interns from various schools including: Gustavus Adolphus College, St. John's University, Harvard, Sterling College VT, U-Ill Champagne-Urbana, UW-Madison, UW- River Falls, Northland College, UM-Duluth, UM-Morris, College of St. Scholastica, Macalester College
Hartley Nature Center offers two types of environmental education positions: Environmental Education Internship (seasonal) or Environmental Educator (year-long).
To apply: Send us your application! We accept application materials year-round. Please submit:
Cover letter describing career goals and interest in this program
A minimum of two professional or educational references
Direct applications or questions to: