Wildlife Leadership Academy Program Intern – Summer 2013
Type of Position: Full Time (12 weeks)
Stipend: $3,600 for 12 weeks ($300/wk)
Start Date: Late May/early June
Location: Lewisburg, PA; as well as on-site locations during the residential field school
Application Deadline: Preference to applications received by APRIL 1, 2013.
Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education seeks a full-time summer Program Intern to provide support to the Wildlife Leadership Academy youth program. The intern will assist with program administration, volunteer/program participant management and logistical support prior to and following the field school.
During the week of field schools (PA Bucktails, June 18-22; PA Brookies July 19-13) he/she will be expected to live at the field site (PA Bucktails, Stone Valley Recreation Area, close to State College, PA; PA Brookies, Sieg Conference Center, close to Lock Haven) and work the long hours necessary for operating a residential summer field school. During the field school, the intern will largely be responsible for the logistical aspects of the program (e.g. setting up equipment for lectures and field exercise as well as team building activities) and making sure the operational aspects of the program run smoothly. While not at field school, the Program Intern will work out of the Academy Director’s office in Lewisburg, PA.
The Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is dedicated to stimulating knowledge of, interest in, and an appreciation of natural history by providing extraordinary field-based educational opportunities in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are committed to creating a more ecologically literate population; one that becomes increasingly engaged in the conservation of natural resources. The Institute administers the Wildlife Leadership Academy youth program.
The Wildlife Leadership Academy program begins with a 5-day intensive field school and is followed by year-round mentoring in conservation outreach and activities in the students’ home communities. The instructors for both field schools are professional wildlife biologists, managers, educators, and media professionals representing agencies and institutions such as Penn State University, PA Game Commission, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Kutztown University, Quality Deer Management Association, US Army Corps. of Engineers, and more.
This internship is ideal for those interested in conservation non-profit work and management. Those with an interest or background in the natural sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, your resume and a list of three references via email to Director, Michele Kittell, email@example.com.