The Chewonki Foundation is seeking candidates for the Traveling Natural History Program Unpaid Internship.
Internship duration: Mid-January – Mid-June 2013
Posted: September 24, 2012
Applications due by October 29, 2012
Chewonki Foundation, Inc., is a year-round, nonprofit environmental education center based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. We offer semester school for high school juniors, summer camps for boys and girls, co-ed wilderness expeditions for teens and adults, programs for independent and public school groups, and traveling natural history programs.
Chewonki is dedicated to helping people grow individually and in community with others by providing educational experiences that foster an understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the natural world and that emphasize the power of focused, collective effort.
Traveling Natural History Program Description
Chewonki's Traveling Natural History Program uses outreach lessons, non-releasable live animals, and hands on activities to teach in surrounding communities year-round. On campus, we care for resident animals, which include raptors, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and arthropods. These non-releasable animals are trained to be comfortable in teaching situations, and require daily care and detailed record keeping.
Off campus, we travel across the entire state of Maine, and occasionally into New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We teach programs for all ages and visit schools, libraries, community organizations, and businesses.
The Traveling Natural History Program shares our Wiscasset campus with many other programs. For descriptions of our other programs, visit www.chewonki.org. Most faculty, instructors, apprentices and interns live on campus and work together to make the community a successful one.
We offer a 6-month internship (Mid-January through Mid-June) with an earlier ending date negotiable. This internship will provide the opportunity to learn about all aspects of this program, while living in community with other Chewonki staff.
This 6-month Internship will provide the following opportunities:
A BS or BA. Degree in education, natural sciences, or related field. Qualified applicants who are currently enrolled in college will be considered for the internship, as will gap-year students.
Experience working with animals
Experience public speaking
Ability to lift up to 50 lb.
Candidates must pass a driving record and background check before hire
The intern will not be entitled to receive salary, benefits or other compensation. The intern will receive room and board due to the live-on-campus requirement of the internship. The intern will be covered by Worker Compensation Insurance for the duration of the agreement.
Please email your letter of interest, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct any questions regarding this position to Keith Crowley at 207-882-7323 ext.147
Chewonki Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.