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Seeking applications for an Education Programs Intern

February 24, 2024 6:37 AM | Tyler Harms (Administrator)

Thanks to an Education Grant from Iowa's Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) fund, Iowa Young Birders is seeking applications for an Education Program Intern based in Ames, Iowa. This position will coordinate the organization’s at-home summer birding program, which will include distributing materials and prizes to program participants, developing educational materials for the program, and outreach about the program with potential participants. The position will also be an integral part of the IAYB staff, assisting with planning and leading field trips and other special events, contributing to our social media calendar, and developing other educational materials as needed. 

Preferred qualifications for this internship include:

  • Work towards a Bachelor’s degree in outdoor education, recreation, natural resources interpretation, or other related field.

  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Excel, Word) and Google Suite (e.g., Docs, Forms).

  • Knowledge of and experience with various social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

  • Passion for and ability to work with youth (ages 5-18).

  • Passion for the outdoors.

  • Knowledge of and ability to identify Iowa birds are preferred but not required.

A valid driver’s license and ability to to pass a State of Iowa background check are required for this position. This position will be remote but the preferred location is Ames, Iowa to facilitate coordination of the at-home summer birding program.

This position will be 20 hours per week starting as early as May 15, 2024 and finishing August 31, 2024. The hourly rate is $15.00 / hour.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter outlining your experience and skills relevant to this position, and contact information for three references by email to Tyler Harms (tyler AT iowayoungbirders.org). The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

Anticipated Skill Development

  • Nature education and outreach, field trip leadership 

  • Youth education and outreach 

  • Scientific communication with a lay audience in person, by virtual presentation, and via social media

  • Nonprofit leadership and administration 

  • Education programming development, coordination, and logistics

  • Team based planning and cooperation 

  • Presentation skills (optional)

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