Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Conservation Internship in Clear Lake (Houston) for recent graduates

Traveling Naturalist Interns (Local candidates) Harris County Precinct One, Challenger 7 Memorial Park 
SCA Position Order: PO-00400558
Internship Description
Twelve week internship starting September 2013
Seeking two interns (local candidates only due to lack of housing)

Position Description
The Traveling Naturalist Intern will have a variety of responsibilities pertaining to the environmental education of economically disadvantaged children in Harris County Precinct One. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
 Assisting program naturalists in researching topics for in-school and after-school programs and field trips
 Delivery of environmental programs to groups of children ranging in age from 3-13. (Training is provided.)
 Daily cleaning and maintenance of animal lab facility under the supervision of the naturalists.
 Safe handling of program animals. (Training is provided.)
 Participation in our annual Fish Fest, where children are given the opportunity to learn about and experience fishing, first-hand

Due to the nature of our programs, interns must be capable/comfortable interacting with a variety of native and exotic animal species including the following:
 Invertebrates - spiders, scorpions, and a variety of other insects
 Birds
 Mammals
 Amphibians
 Reptiles – turtles, lizards, and snakes

Position Requirements 
An Environmental Science degree or related Education degree is required; candidates currently pursuing an Environmental Science degree or related Education may also apply. Personal vehicle required.

Service Location 
Harris County, TX

Living allowance of $75 per week
Commuter allowance

To Apply
Interested candidates please send resumes to Theresa Ramirez of the Student Conservation Association at tramirez@theSCA.org