$10.80 - $14.60 Hourly
Parks and Natural Resources
1/12/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
LOCATION: G.T. Bray, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W
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.
The internship will last for one full semester.
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.
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
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.
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.