The mission of the internship program is to assist college students interested
in a career of teaching about the environment to learn how to develop and teach
outdoor environmental education programs. Act as a teaching assistant to PEBC
staff naturalists. Learn the basics of working with a non-profit organization.
Responsible for development of new program and revisions of existing education
Interns will be able to:
o Develop awareness of outdoor environmental education
o Gain experience in program development,
o Expand natural resources understanding and application
o Acquire experience working with a wide range
of age groups in a variety of
environments and teaching situations throughout
southern and western Minnesota.
Location: PEBC facility is located at Spark's County Park, Lakefield,
Project Length: Can vary by project - prefer a six to twelve-month commitment
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enhance your teaching
skills and apply your scientific and natural resource knowledge, you won't want
to miss this internship potential!! The PEBC offers a fantastic experience allowing
interns to explore their interest in teaching science and natural resources
and fine-tune their teaching skills by working in a wide variety of environments
and locations throughout southern and western Minnesota. The internship will
encompass a wide variety of hands-on applications of teaching strategies, program
development & maintenance. Interns will also have the chance to improve/increase
their writing skills through the development of program descriptions, advertisements and press
releases for upcoming programs. In addition, there will be the opportunity to
engage in and learn about digital media production - video, web and multimedia-
in producing science education programs.
After the first month of intern program, interns will begin developing a project
that meets their interests and PEBC's needs. Projects can range from the development
of a new Ecology Bus or In School program, summer daycamp programs, community
education offerings or other type of project.
Internships are non paying. Off-site housing will be provided by PEBC in
Lakefield. Interns are encouraged to seek intern program stipends through their
college or university to supplement their stay. Interns must be willing and
able to obtain a commercial drivers license to drive the Ecology Bus.