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Wildlife Leadership Academy Program Intern – Summer 2016

Wildlife Leadership Academy Program Intern – Summer 2016

Wildlife Leadership Academy Program Intern – Summer 2016

Type of Position: Full Time (12 weeks)
Stipend: $4,200 for 12 weeks ($350/wk)
Start Date: June 1, 2016
Location: Lewisburg, PA; as well as on-site locations during the residential field school

Application Deadline: Preference to applications received by APRIL 1, 2016.

 

Position Description: 

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 in the main office prior to and following the field school.

***Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation.

During the week of field schools (PA Bucktails, June 13-18; PA Brookies, July 9-14; PA Drummers, July 18-23; PA Ursids, Stone Valley Recreation Area, August 1-6) he/she will be expected to live at the field site (PA Bucktails and PA Ursids, Stone Valley Recreation Area, close to State College, PA; PA Brookies, Sieg Conference Center, close to Lock Haven; PA Drummers, Powdermill Nature Reserve, close to Ligonier) and work the long hours necessary for operating a residential summer field school. A fifth field school is scheduled for the week of July 25-30, location TBD.  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 Program and Outreach Coordinator, Katie Cassidy, at kcassidy@piceweb.org

Wildlife Leadership Academy Program Intern – 2016 (printable PDF)

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