|The Discover Your Forest Conservation Education intern will play an essential and active role in assisting Discover Your Forest and the U.S. Forest Service with several of our interpretive and conservation education programs, with a focus on our snowshoe programs at Mt. Bachelor. The Intern will work with DYF educators and US Forest Service staff and volunteers. The intern will be expected to deliver education programs and classroom presentations to lower and upper elementary school students. In addition, assist with event planning activities. The intern will spend approximately 70% of his/her time working as an instructor/mentor with students in the field and classroom. He or she will spend 15% of time working on curriculum development, collaborating with partners/volunteers and provide teacher support. 15% of his/her time in office, scheduling field trips, assisting with marketing of programs, and promotional materials. This position is open to high school and college students.Diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. Duties include but not limited to:• Assist in the delivery of winter educational programs and presentations in the field at various Forest Service visitor sites within the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests.• Provide support with event planning • Work on curriculum development• Collaborate with partners/volunteers and provide teaching support • Assist with social media marketing and promotional materials for programs Qualified candidate will be/have • A commitment to the mission of Discover Your Forest and the US Forest Service • Self-motivated, detail-orientated with strong written, verbal and organizational skills• The ability to work independently and with others • Openness to learning and growing with the internship experience • Dependable and flexible
|What is the education value to the intern?The internship will allow the student to put into practice his/her academic knowledge.Enhance employment opportunities with DYF as well as Children’s Forest of Central Oregon partners. Gain a broad perspective of Environmental Education through exposure to a variety of duties.Discover strengths and weaknesses.Opportunity to network with a diverse group of professionals: formal and non-formal educators, scientists, U.S. Forest Service specialists as well as other natural resource agencies. Gain valuable hands-on experience coordinating education programs, teaching and working with students in an outdoor classroom setting. Acquire a realistic career orientation.