Summer Camp Educational Internship

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Help educate children ages 6-14 about the environment, animals and organic farming in our Eco-Justice Center Summer Camps. Interns develop child management techniques, interactive teaching strategies and are directly mentored and extensively trained through a self-reflective, experiential training program.

  1. Facilitate outdoor educational activities for small groups of children ages 6-14.
  2. Supervise and evaluate: Mentor high school volunteers on a day-to-day basis.
  3. Prepare educational materials on an as-needed
  4. Internship focuses on career-related skills: We help prepare you for the professional workplace. Interns are encouraged to develop their skills through reflective, mentor-based relationships with education staff.
  5. Other opportunities: Assist with gardening and harvesting activities on our 15-acre organic farm. Learn the basics of animal husbandry and handling techniques for our farm animals.
  6. Note: Housing not provided.

Requirements

  1. Applicants should support the mission of the Eco-Justice Center: Through leadership and education, we work for justice, healing, and right relationships among all Creation.
  2. Current college student or recent college graduate (up to one year past graduation). Internship best matches sophomores-graduate level students. Freshman must have extensive experience working with children in college to be competitive.
  3. Experience working with children, strong child management and public speaking skills such as enthusiasm, voice inflection and varied facial expressions.
  4. Exhibit consistent skills – positive attitude, initiative, emotional maturity, self-responsibility and a desire to develop professional characteristics.
  5. Physical requirements – walking around the grounds for up to an hour at a time; kneel, squat and carry storage boxes; Ability to work in the soil, handle farm tools, and be outside in all weather conditions.
  6. Provide proof of vaccination.
  7. International applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without Eco-Justice Center sponsorship.
  8. Attend ALL Required Training Dates/Hours: June 5-9 & 12-16 (approx. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Pay Rate and Dates of Employment

Pay rate: $12.00 per hour (M-F, 8 hours per day from 8:00am to 4:00pm with a paid working lunch)

Internship start & end dates: June 5– July 28, 2023.

Application Process

  • EMAIL: Professional resume to MaryLynn Conter Strack, marylynn@ecojusticecenter.org by 5:00pm, March 3, 2023. SUBJECT LINE: Summer 2023 Education Internship
  • IF YOU QUALIFY FOR AN INTERVIEW: You must be available for a March interview date and provide 2 letters of recommendation at the time of the interview.
  • NOTIFICATION OF POSITION: Applicants will be notified about hiring decisions by the end of March. Applicants who receive a position will be required to pass a background check and physical.
  • QUESTIONS: Call MaryLynn Conter Strack. at 262-681-8527, ext. 1 (Sun.-Thurs., 8:00am-4:00pm) or email marylynn@ecojusticecenter.org.

Application Tips

  • RESUME: Use standard resume format (max. 2 pages). Resumes should reflect all of your experiences with children. Keep volunteer and paid experiences in separate categories (include details of what you did for each). Leadership and science-related experiences a plus. For education majors, include field work and/or student teaching-related experiences.
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