National Audubon Society Fall Conservation Outreach Intern in Fargo, North Dakota

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Audubon’s Wings internship program invites undergraduate and graduate students to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them. Audubon Dakota currently has an opportunity for you to expand your wings through our Conservation Outreach internship.

In this position, you will work closely with Audubon Dakota’s staff to relay outreach and educational programs to a wide audience from school to college-age students. This part time internship opportunity, 10 hours per week with flexible hours, is available September 11th, 2017 through December 15th, 2017 (flexible), and reports to the Operations and Outreach Assistant. During the busy sesason, interns may work up to 30 hours/week.

The Conservation Outreach Intern will contribute to the development and implementation of ecological education for Audubon Dakota. Through this position, you will not only gain a deeper understanding of natural topics, but also improve skills in public speaking, presenting educational materials, and developing a relationship between Audubon, local entities, and community members. This will also allow you to become familiar with the workings of a non-profit organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of nature programming and outreach.

  • Perform and implement outreach to local schools and other community groups to encourage nature-based education and promote Audubon Dakota’s regional projects.

  • Coordinate and lead volunteers in habitat restoration-based projects and educational opportunities.

  • Build a relationship between Audubon Dakota and local schools and other non-profits interested in outreach.

  • Other administrative tasks may be asked as they arise.

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a biology, ecology, natural resources, or other relevant bachelor or graduate degree program.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail are highly desired.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.

  • Flexible with tasks or the ability to multi-task when asked.

  • Enthusiastic and willing to take on tasks with a positive approach.

  • Some travel within North and South Dakota and weekend work may be required.

Please submit a cover letter with your resume.

ID: 2017-3322

External Company Name: National Audubon Society

External Company URL: www.audubon.org