Everglades Environmental Education Internship

Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:44 PM | Anonymous member

Everglades Environmental Education Internship

June 14th- August 6th

Application Deadline: April 19th

Internship Description

Grassy Waters Preserve is dedicated to creating dynamic environmental education experiences that connect residents with the pristine natural environment that serves as their water supply, and instilling visitors of all ages with the knowledge and motivation to act as stewards of this important Everglades ecosystem. To address this mission, this paid internship focuses on teaching students for 8 weeks. The intern will receive certifications for environmental education and will work closely with Grassy Waters Preserve staff in the following activities: https://www.wpb.org/government/public-utilities/grassy-waters-preserve/school-programs/program-descriptions.

Depending on COVID-19 protocols this summer, interns will either do the activities above in person with campers or through live streaming field trip programs where they interact with the campers virtually.  Interns will also create virtual educational resources to share with campers and students, which are dependent on the interest and skill set of the interns selected. Examples of virtual resource options: https://www.wpb.org/government/public-utilities/grassy-waters-preserve/school-programs/teacher-resources

If you have further questions about the internship, please email mcrider@wpb.org


Please contact Mary Crider at mcrider@wpb.org for an application. Below are the qualifications and requirements for this college internship:
• Grade point average greater than 3.0
• Must be in college, Graduate or Undergraduate status or recent graduate, specifically class of December 2020/May 2021
• Once the program begins, interns are expected to complete the entire 8-week program. Interns are expected to work 32 hours a week, partially on site at Grassy Waters Preserve for field trips & trainings and virtually for all other dates. The days of the week that the interns work at the Preserve can be flexible to accommodate classes or another job. However, interns are expected to take part in all camp field trips covered by the Kate Svitek Grant. Dates for these field trips will be given ahead of time.
• The program involves rigorous field work in the South Florida Everglades ecosystem during the hottest and rainiest time of year.
• Interns are paid a stipend of $2,000.
• Room and board is the responsibility of the intern, although some assistance in locating housing can be expected from Grassy Waters Preserve. Contact mcrider@wpb.org


Founded in 1983, the League of Environmental Educators in Florida is the professional association for individuals and organizations dedicated to the cause of environmental education in Florida. We are the state affiliate for North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of our natural world and one that has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world for over four decades.  

The League of Environmental Educators in Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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