FWD: Randall Davey Audubon Center Fall '08 Internship Available
>===== Original Message From "STRANG, Dana" <dstrang@...> =====Our education staff relies heavily on Interns and Volunteers to conduct our
programs. Interns are college students or recent graduates who are interested
in pursuing a career in education or science. Volunteers aid the education
staff with program set-up and implementation.
Internships at the Randall Davey Audubon Center (RDAC):
The RDAC offers internships to individuals seeking professional experience in
environmental education. Each intern receives training in a wide variety of
education programs, the operations and activities of a nature center and
non-profit organization, principles of environmental interpretation, art and
historic interpretation and natural history of New Mexico. Interns will work
directly with the education staff in carrying out responsibilities necessary
to meet RDAC 's objectives.
Background of the RDAC:
Founded in 1983, the RDAC is a non-profit education center and wildlife
sanctuary and the New Mexico State Office of the National Audubon Society.
Audubon New Mexico's mission mirrors that of the National Audubon Society on a
statewide basis: to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on
birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the
earth's biological diversity. At the RDAC, we connect and engage children and
adults with nature so that they will better understand and enjoy the world
around them, while developing skills to become active stewards of the planet.
This year, we are delighted to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of
operation. Audubon staff members and volunteers offer educational enrichment
opportunities to a diverse range of New Mexican communities and neighborhoods.
Roles of RDAC interns:
Fall 2008 Internship
During this seasonal internship, responsibilities include teaching natural
history classes on topics such as birds, botany, watershed health, ecology,
pollination and more, to elementary school children in the Santa Fe area.
These programs are taught in our classroom or at local schools.
Interns may also assist in the planning and implementation of special event
programs. These events and programs may include presentations to after school
or scout organizations, interacting with the public during special events held
at the center, or helping with an Audubon booth during a community event. In
addition to teaching responsibilities, interns duties range on a daily bases
from facility up-keep, curriculum development, creating interruptive displays,
orientation and interaction with visitors, clerical duties, and assistance to
Audubon New Mexico staff. All intern responsibilities will emphasize RDAC's
mission while participating in a team atmosphere. Constituents of RDAC may
include, but are not limited to, students, educators, RDAC visitors, renters
of the facility, special event participants, and RDAC staff.
Seasonal internships are approximately 3 months in duration.
Anyone with a minimum of two years of college-level study may apply. Academic
training in natural resources, natural sciences (geology, biology),
environmental science, education, recreation, or related field, is strongly
desired. Preference will be given to candidates with some natural history
background and a demonstrated interest in environmental education. Must be
able to lead groups in an outdoor setting including hiking at a high
elevation, and have willingness to do a wide variety of administrative duties.
Spanish language skills are highly desired.
Interns receive a weekly stipend of $150.00 with shared housing, on site.
Participants live in a quaint historic casita that is fully furnished and
accommodates two people. Living on site also includes morning and evening
responsibilities such as opening and closing the gate based on RDAC's daily
schedule of operations.
Please fill out the application and send it with a cover letter, resume and
three references to the RDAC Education Department P.O. Box 9314 Santa Fe, N.M.
87504 or email dstrang@.... Positions are open until filled so apply
Audubon promotes a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. It
is the policy of the National Audubon Society to employ the person best
qualified for the job regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, disability (handicap) or marital status.
Dana Vackar Strang
Environmental Education Manager
Audubon New Mexico
Randall Davey Audubon Center
P.O. Box 9314
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: (505) 983-4609, ext 26
Mansel A. Nelson
Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
PO Box 5768
Northern Arizona University Peterson Hall
Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 22, Room 208
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb