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.
- Facilitate outdoor educational activities for small groups of children ages 6-14.
- Supervise and evaluate: Mentor high school volunteers on a day-to-day basis.
- Prepare educational materials on an as-needed
- 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.
- 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.
- Note: Housing not provided.
- 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.
- 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.
- Experience working with children, strong child management and public speaking skills such as enthusiasm, voice inflection and varied facial expressions.
- Exhibit consistent skills – positive attitude, initiative, emotional maturity, self-responsibility and a desire to develop professional characteristics.
- 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.
- Provide proof of vaccination.
- International applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without Eco-Justice Center sponsorship.
- 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.
- EMAIL: Professional resume to MaryLynn Conter Strack, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
- 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.