Internship Posting: Manatee County Diversity Outreach Intern

Wednesday, January 06, 2021 6:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Intern - Diversity Outreach

Salary 

$10.80 - $14.60 Hourly

Location 

Bradenton, FL

Job Type

Part-Time (Temporary)

Department

Parks and Natural Resources

Job Number

20-00434

Closing

1/12/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

General Information

LOCATION: G.T. Bray, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W

Hours: Variable

 

Parks and Natural Resources Department, Diversity Outreach Intern, December 2020
Interns working with the Education and Volunteer Program will help develop and present outreach programs that will help traditionally underserved populations better connect to Manatee County’s parks, preserves, and resources. This work will result in a better understanding of the preserves’ history and natural resources as they relate to the experience of local diverse communities. This is a unique opportunity for an inquisitive and self-motivated individual to make a positive impact on the lives of underserved Manatee County residents.  The intern is required to propose, develop, and implement a personal project which will serve as a lasting result of their internship.  Examples: series of educational videos, brochure to accompany interpretive signage, or new type of program or nature center exhibit.

Job Description

The internship will last for one full semester.
Primary Duties:
Helps develop and implement concise and engaging educational content for a variety of educational offerings, such as park-based “pop-up” programs, guided nature tours, story times, children’s science activities, and nature education videos.
Assists in providing programming targeted towards underserved audiences. Presents to groups of 4 – 20 people, possibly more, Communicates complex information in a meaningful way to diverse audiences.
Ensures the final project meets goals and is appropriate for the designated audience and medium.
Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills
Able to organize own work and prioritize tasks, deal effectively with changing priorities, and meet deadlines.
Ability to research and fact find historical information for traditionally marginalized populations and specific target groups.
Familiarity with interpretive methods, such as thematic content creation and writing highly desired
Familiarity with Florida’s wildlife, plants, and habitats.
Good knowledge and understanding of computer systems and software applications required to perform job duties.
Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills in order to interact professionally and effectively with staff, the general public, and other stakeholders.  
Work is closely supervised
Working Conditions
Indoor office and outdoor field environment.  County vehicles will be available for transportation; however, the intern should be prepared to transport themselves to and from all work sites in a private/personal vehicle.  Occasionally required to work other than normal business hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
Verifiable college coursework in education, environmental studies, or related field.  
Experience working with diverse communities and traditionally marginalized populations.
Interns must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or have graduated the previous semester.
Applicants must have a strong interest in community outreach and education and a desire to share nature with the public.
Valid driver license required.

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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.  

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