Summer Internship - Fern Hollow Nature Center

Summer 2017

Position Description:

The nature center is looking for a college intern for the summer of 2017. The primary role of a Fern Hollow college intern is to assist the education staff in the preparation, planning and delivery of summer camps and other environmental education programming. Intern must be comfortable with managing small groups of children on their own. In many cases, intern will be in charge of managing younger counselors and volunteers.

Interns will also assist with the everyday maintenance and care of the facilities which includes the FHNC outdoor classroom & nature play area and native gardens. Interns may be asked to provide clerical and office assistance at various times. Fern Hollow will provide on-site training. Interns may also be asked to participate in any number of specialty projects dealing with wildlife conservation, water quality analysis, etc…

Specifics:

  • Intern will work approximately 200 hours from late-May until mid-August 2017 (approx 12-13 weeks)
  • Intern will receive a stipend of $750 .00 at conclusion of work period.
  • Hours worked per week will depend on nature center programming schedule.
  • Interns can use their hours towards acquisition of credit at any college or university as applicable.
  • Interns will work directly with children ranging in age from 3 to 11 years old
Requirements:
  • must be 18 years or older and possess a valid driver’s license
  • must possess basic computer skills
  • must be dependable, reliable and prompt
  • must have a strong love for the outdoors, children and nature
  • must maintain a clean and professional appearance at all times
  • must be available to work some weekends and possibly weeknights
  • must be willing to obtain the following clearances to work with children
  • Act 34 (Pennsylvania State Criminal History Record Child)
  • Act 151 (Abuse History Clearance)
  • FBI Fingerprint Clearance

 

To Apply: (Application materials must be received by March 15th 2017)

Please send cover letter, resume and one letter of recommendation to:

Fern Hollow Nature Center

c/o Summer College Intern Position

PO Box 8 - Sewickley PA 15143

Application materials can also be emailed to: fhncnaturalist@verizon.net

 
 
1901 Glen Mitchell Rd, PO Box 8, Sewickley, PA 15143 Office – 412.741.6136 Education Staff – 412.741.7536