Fall 2019 Internship - Fern Hollow Nature Center

Position Description:

The nature center is looking for one college intern for the fall of 2019. The primary role of a Fern Hollow college intern is to assist the education staff in the preparation, planning and delivery of fall environmental education programming and special events. Intern must be comfortable with managing small groups of children on their own. In many cases, intern will be working directly with our staff to provide unique educational experiences for our local youth. 

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…


  • Intern will work approximately 100 hours from August - December 2019
  • Intern will receive a stipend of $500.00 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
  • 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 September 20, 2019)

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

Fern Hollow Nature Center

c/o College Intern Position

PO Box 8 - Sewickley PA 15143

Application materials can also be emailed to: susie@fhnc.org

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