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Environmental Interpretation Intern – Laurel, MD

Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge

Job Title: Environmental Interpretation Intern

Location: Laurel, MD (duty station will be located in Fairfax County, VA)

Hours and Compensation: $98-$156 per week (20-32 hours per week) intern stipend

Position Dates: September 15, 2012 – June 15th, 2013  (dates are negotiable)

Application Deadline: August 22nd, 2012

Posted On: July 30th, 2012

Responsibilities

Individual will primarily work off-refuge at a large public school system, and will provide quality environmental educational experiences for students, technical expertise to teachers and faculty, and promote the National Wildlife Refuge System’s role in creating environmental awareness among urban populations.  Employee will work with public school system and its partners to deliver value added environmental education programs; assist senior FWS and public school staff with development of internal and external partnerships; and assist with development/promotion of opportunities for service learning projects, such as recycling, schoolyard habitats, citizen science, etc. Individual will work primarily in Fairfax County, but may have to report periodically to Patuxent Research Refuge for specific assignments, training opportunities, etc.  Day to day supervision will be by Fairfax County Public School System staff.

Qualifications

Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with children and adults preferred. A Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field is desired.  A valid driver’s license necessary.

How to Apply

Send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses to:

Brad Knudsen
Patuxent Research Refuge
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708-4027
Or via e-mail to
Brad_Knudsen@fws.gov ; ph – 301-497-5582

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