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Company/Organization: Audubon Center of the North Woods


Intern Duties include:
• Instruct environmental and adventure classes for diverse groups
• Serve as liaison for school and weekend groups
• Represent ACNW and interact with the public at key events
• Focus on one or more of the following areas: Wildlife and Animal Care; Adventure & Outdoor Education; Environmental Education Program Management; Center Operations & Stewardship; Curriculum Development & Design
• Work weekends and evenings as needed, including serving on-call overnight
• Maintain living quarters and center grounds (split wood, shovel snow, clear trails, etc.)
• Assist in event planning, facilitation, and evaluation
• Other duties as assigned


• BA or BS degree
• 21 years of age or older
• Enjoyment of and experience working with children in an educational outdoor setting
• Ability to be innovative, flexible, and self-directed
• Exceptional written and verbal communication
• Consistent professionalism
• Basic knowledge of and curiosity about the natural and cultural history of this region
• Open-minded and personable with a light-hearted sense of humor




1 year

Start Date:


End Date:

, 08/20/17

Additional Info:
• Broad natural history background training
• Teaching experience covering groups of diverse ages and backgrounds
• Hands-on, behind the scenes knowledge of what it takes to run a residential environmental education center (fundraising, budgets, marketing, etc.)
• $80/week stipend, private room in onsite Staff House, and meals when groups are present
• Eight days off each month, plus two bonus weeks off (one in December and one as scheduling allows)
• Optional paid graduate credits from Hamline University to fulfill the 10-credit Master’s-level Certificate in Environmental Education
environmental  education  sustainability  wildlife  outdoor  adventure 
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