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Internship - Environmental Sciences - Circle B Bar Reserve

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteer Polk

  • 70 people are interested

Polk County's Nature Discovery Center is offering an internship in environmental sciences. Interns are provided with a diverse combination of experience opportunities related to the specialties of Environmental Education and serving as a Field Technician. This internship is scheduled for any two (2) days between Tuesday and Saturday for a minimum of 4 hours each day for one semester. If completing this internship for academic credit, all required documents must be provided prior to your first scheduled day.

Environmental Education Section - Interns will assist with attending elementary school groups, create exciting hands-on curriculum design to be utilized with students, and provide environmental education presentations/information to the general public.

Field Technician Section - Interns will assist with rare species and habitat monitoring and learn basic land management techniques such as treating invasive species - prescribed fire, and general stewardship of environmental lands.

Polk's Nature Discovery Center is located at the Circle B Bar Reserve. The free discovery center has exhibits specifically designed to engage and excite visitors of all ages. It is a place to explore Polk's water, wildlife, and wilderness and gain a better understanding of the delicate ecosystems of Central Florida. There are numerous hands-on indoor and outdoor exhibits, picnic facilities, and nature trails, making it a great choice for families.

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About Volunteer Polk


1290 Golfview Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Polk’s Mission: We mobilize volunteers and resources to improve the quality of life for people throughout Polk County.


Polk County volunteers are seeking to:

  • Make A Difference,
  • Meet Others, and/or to
  • Maximize their Career Skills - while assisting various agencies in County government.

Assignments are targeted to make a difference in the areas of:

  • Education -STEM
  • Environment
  • Economic Development & Community
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Public Safety

You may choose to volunteer once-a-week or once-in-a-while!


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


4399 Winter Lake RoadLakeland, FL 33803



  • STEM
  • Landscaping
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Habitat Restoration




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  • Must be at least 18
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