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When

Mon Jun 22, 0201 - Thu Aug 31, 2017

Where

2655 South Park AveBuffalo, NY 14218

About

Duties

This internship opportunity is available to college students with a grade point average of 2.5 who have demonstrated knowledge and interest in education and natural history. Suggested majors include but are not limited to: early, elementary and secondary education; environmental education; environmental studies; art education; art history; museum studies and museum education.

With collaboration from a college professor or advisor, internships can count for educational credit. Botanical Gardens education staff can certify successful completion of internships.

The Summer Camp Internship is designed to provide practical experience in environmental/museum and or art education, botany and conservation. This program also includes the opportunity to gain a broad insight to the Botanical Gardens/local non-profit community and how it operates.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development and execution of programs including Botany Camp and/or Art Camp and Wegmans Family Day Programming.
  • Develop and assist with educational camp activities.
  • Coordination of camp logistics

Requirements

The summer internship lasts 8-12 weeks. Interns must be available at least 12 hours per week (half days) during the camp season. Schedule will be agreed upon in advance. Candidates should have strong organizational skills and be comfortable working with the public in both organized and informal situations. Experience with public speaking and working with children is preferred. Interns must be prepared to work during various weather conditions and pass a background check. The internship is unpaid, and transportation is the responsibility of the intern.

To apply send a cover letter and resume by April 1

  • Karen Hammer, Volunteer Coordinator- khammer@buffalogardens.com

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Interview arrangements will be made with selected qualified candidates.

Skills

  • Physical Education
  • General Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training

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