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Job Summary
Naturalist Interns work a minimum of 20 hours/week for 10 weeks under the supervision of the Director/Naturalist.  Experience will include teaching, field work, buildings and grounds maintenance and writing for the BNC newsletter.
 
Job Duties
  • Assist with environmental educational programs for organized groups and the general public
  • Coordinate and lead the summer VolunTeen program
  • Participate in conservation projects including bluebird monitoring, raising Galerucella beetles and monarch tagging
  • Help with maintenance of grounds and trails
  • Clean and maintain nature center aquariums and terrariums
  • Staff building on assigned Saturdays
  • Attend BNC Annual Board Meeting
  • Write a minimum of one article for the BNC quarterly newsletter
  • Identify and complete one independent project in specific area of interest
 
Minimum Skills
  • High school graduate with a desire to work in environmental education or outdoor recreation
  • Ability to pass background check
  • Ability to work well both independently and with a group
  • Experience teaching or supervising children
  • Ability to present in front of an audience
  • General knowledge of native flora and fauna
 
Compensation
  • Stipend of $500 after completing 200 hours of work.
  • Training in environmental education techniques, conservation projects and native plant and animal identification
  • Work schedule is flexible, but must total a minimum of 20 hours/week
  • Summer Interns who work more than 200 hours will not receive any additional compensation.
 
How to Apply
Brillion Nature Center employs one Summer Naturalist Intern each year.  Candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Brillion Nature Center, 315 S. Main Street, Brillion, WI  54110 or louie@brillionnaturecenter.net.