Expected DatesAugust 16, 2021 to January 30, 2022SiteBeacon Institute for Rivers and EstuariesPosition IDPO-00732125The Environmental Outreach and Services Intern (local area candidates only) will assist in the implementation of environmental education-based programs and assist with animal care.
Assist in the daily care and maintenance of a live animal collection.Compensation:
- Education Programming
- Assist development and lead in the delivery of education programming to student groups (i.e. water quality testing, Hudson River fish identification, seining).
- Daily preparation of equipment, supplies, etc.
- Support and assist with weekday K-12 programming and weekend public programs with a variety of groups, primarily elementary and middle school-age children beginning in August.
- Assist with Community Science programs to execute with volunteers in the field.
- Marketing / Outreach of organization newsletters, social media, etc.
- Animal Care
Intern selected into this position MUST enroll in the AmeriCorps Education Award program
- $300/wk Living Allowance (pre-tax)
- Location DescriptionThis internship will serve out of the Clarkson University/Beacon Institute Water Ecology Center on Dennings Point, part of the Hudson Highlands State Park of the NYS O?ce of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP).
Dennings Point is a 64-acre peninsula with diverse habitats, wildlife, native vegetation and recreational trails in the heart of Beacon, NY.
- Training ProvidedFirst Aid, CPR, community science data collection methods, animal biology and care, species ID
- Educational/Recreational OpportunitiesBeacon, NY is a hub of culture and nature! We have many many local opportunities for the SCA member to enjoy. Hiking, biking, kayaking, all within a train ride to NYC!
- Handicap Accessible?Yes
Main Area of FocusEducation and InterpretationEducation, Training & Skills ExpectedBiologysome coursework or experienceEducationsome coursework or experienceEarth Sciencessome coursework or experienceArts/Humanitiessome coursework or experienceField Researchsome experienceWorking with Animalssome experienceSocial Mediasome experienceCommunity Engagementsome experienceWorking with Childrensome experienceFurther DetailsAmeriCorps EligibleEligibleDriving LogisticsValid Drivers License NeededPersonal Vehicle RequiredLocal transportation can be difficult to the job site.Indoor/OutdoorIndoorUS CitizenshipRequired