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Internship Opportunity

Field Study Program Guide
2014-2015 School Year 

The Field Study Program Guide is a weekly unpaid position that will assist Fairchild staff with delivering environmental science-based educational programming to elementary and/or secondary students at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Programs run weekly during the school year from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm; must commit to one day per week for fall and/or spring semester. Preference will be given to those who are available Sept – May.

The successful intern will be:

  • a current college student/recent graduate in education, biology, ecology, or a related field
  • interested in plants and the environment and dedicated to furthering environmental science education
  • a professional, dependable, and committed individual who is a good team player
  • flexible, patient and positive in their interactions with student groups and other volunteers
  • comfortable leading, teaching, and speaking to diverse groups of students and teachers
  • committed to maintaining a regular schedule during the entire fall and/or spring semester

Specific responsibilities:

  • deliver science-based education curriculum as designed by Fairchild staff
  • learn all material and deliver accurately in a manner consistent with program objectives
  • attend all required training sessions and participate in team feedback sessions
  • arrive on time for programs and maintain consistent schedule throughout internship
  • perform all necessary set-up and clean-up activities before and after the program
  • commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week

Benefits and outcomes for intern:

  • learn how to communicate environmental science concepts to school age students
  • gain experience in public speaking and program delivery
  • gain experience as an integral part of a volunteer team
  • receive professional development training related to program material as well as other aspects of Fairchild activities
  • have access to several other Fairchild  staff and volunteers who can serve as important contacts and sources of information
  • have acess to Fairchild collections and facilities (with permission)
  • community service and/or credit hours available

Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to:

Alison Walker, Youth Education Manager
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
e-mail: awalker@fairchildgarden.org

Fax: 305.400.0265