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The Wilderness Society
Position title :Public Lands Education Intern
Deadline to apply :03/20/2020
Town, City, Park, etc :Washington
State / Territory :District of Columbia
Position Description :
**The duration of this internship is 40 hrs/week for 10 weeks with a start date of late May/early June**
This position is based at The Wilderness Society’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
Compensation is $15/hour.
The position’s main objective is to support the People Outdoors team in developing the Public Lands curriculum resource and assist with outreach and education.
This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes. TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Public Lands Intern will integrate these priorities throughout our work. Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.
Job Duties :
· Collaborating with the Energy and Climate team, research and create content and activities related to climate resiliency and public lands, resulting in 3-5 page primer and 2-3 hands-on lessons.
· Analyze curriculum registration data for geographic distribution and organizational type to develop a summary of reach and recommendations for future outreach and registrant engagement, including webinars and workshops.
· Review and fact check public lands historical information in the Public Lands Curriculum to ensure accuracy; make suggestions for future revisions and content enhancement.
· Assist with webinar and workshop development and facilitation, including potential in-person workshop facilitation opportunities supporting TWS’s Youth Outdoors programming.
Experience, Competencies, and Education
· Minimum undergraduate degree or working towards undergraduate degree in education, outdoor leadership, environmental education, and/or curriculum development.
· Minimum 2 seasons or 1 year of experience in facilitating high school aged participants in formal (public or private schools) and/or informal classroom (outdoor schools, environmental education programs) settings.
· Proven ability to teach to multiple learning styles and abilities, work with students from all backgrounds.
The ideal candidate will have an understanding of lesson planning and activity sequencing and excitement for educating youth about climate resiliency and public lands in an inclusive and welcoming environment. The candidate will be self-driven yet collaborative, creative, and organized.
As an organization, we aspire to be inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are. Internally, this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day. Externally, this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive. We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.
To learn more about our commitment, please see http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society