Friday, November 11, 2011

Patuxent Research Refuge Internships

Interested in Internships at Patuxent Research Refuge? Read On!

Want to make a difference in a wild setting this spring?

Then look no further than the Environmental Education/Interpretation internship at Patuxent Research Refuge! We are currently looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to teach others about wildlife through:

v Developing and Conducting Creative Nature Programs

v Leading Wildlife Conservation Tram Tours

v Conducting Puppet Shows

v Working With Scout and School Groups

v Operating the Visitor Center

Current dates for internships are February 13th-May 10th, 2012 (and are flexible to change). Internships are FULL-TIME positions. Interns are provided a subsistence allowance of $195 per week and dormitory housing may be available. Applicants should possess or be pursuing a degree in natural resources, biology or an education-related field. Driver’s license necessary.

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To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with phone numbers by Dec. 23rd, 2011 to:

Amy Shoop

Patuxent Research Refuge

10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop

Laurel, MD 20708-4027


301-497-5765 (fax)

Position Title: Environmental Interpretation Internships

Number of Positions: 2

Salary: $195 per week stipend with dormitory housing available

Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland

Dates of employment: Feb. 13th, 2012 – May 10th, 2012

Qualifications: Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with children and adults preferred. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field desired. Driver’s license necessary.

Duties: Provide quality educational experiences for all visitors to the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Patuxent Research Refuge through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours focusing on wildlife management and research, working with Scout groups, and assisting with all operations of a visitor center. Work schedule will include weekends (two days off during week), and some holidays.

How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references with phone numbers or email addresses.

Closing Date: Received by December 23rd, 2011

Contact Person: Amy Shoop

Patuxent Research Refuge

10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708-4027

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