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Environmental Education and Outreach Internship

Posted 2013-12-24
At a Glance –

Company:
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
800 Great Creek Road
Oceanville, New Jersey

Job Type:
Internship (Full-Time)

Related:
Biological InternshipGeneral
Coastal Nesting Birds Internship
Outreach Internship

Job Description

One full time intern, March 1 through August 31. Education intern will assist the Visitor Services Specialist and Visitor Services Manager with environmental education and interpretive programming at the refuge headquarters in Oceanville, NJ. May be required to work weekends, particularly in summer.

Intern will provide interpretation and information to promote visitor activities, assist with visiting school groups, and staff the refuge Visitor Information Center. In summer, approximately 4 days of the 5 day work week, intern will be stationed on the beach at the edge of a designated Wilderness area on Long Beach Island, NJ to greet visitors and promote a greater understanding of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the importance of its Holgate Unit. Intern will also occasionally assist wildlife biologists with projects.

A college graduate with a background in environmental education, interpretation, public affairs, environmental studies or natural resources is desirable. In your resume, be sure to highlight your experience in working with children, knowledge of natural history as well as your birding, computer, and public speaking skills. Ability to tolerate the sun, heat, biting bugs, and humidity is a necessity.

ree, newly remodeled dormitory style housing is available. Interns are reimbursed for meals and incidental expenses at a rate of $181.50 per week.

Fax or email resume by February 1 to:
Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer Coordinator
609/652-1665
609/652-1474 Fax
Email: sandy_perchetti@fws.gov

Hours: Full-Time
Type: Internship

Contact

Sandy Perchetti
609-652-1665
sandy_perchetti@fws.gov

Company Description

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, where more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats are actively protected and managed for migratory birds. Forsythe is one of more than 550 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat and represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world.

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