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Conservation Education Internship

  • Type:Intern
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$11.00 per hour with no benefits
  • Posted Date:08/07/2019 9:15 AM
  • Deadline to Apply:12/31/2019

POSITION:  A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 24 weeks, starting in September of 2019 and ending in February of 2020 (specific starting and ending dates somewhat flexible, depending on schedule of applicant).  40hrs./week (non-routine week, Mon. - Sun.).

SALARY: $11.00/hr. with no benefits

DESCRIPTION:  Intern will assist Conservation Education Manager in carrying out environmental education programming for the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center.  Major duties include providing programs and field trips for a variety of audiences; creating and improving displays and bulletin boards in the Lime Creek Nature Center; and writing articles and press releases.  Other special projects include one major project for the nature center, water quality monitoring, resource management activities, and professional workshop opportunities. Interns will receive valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment. Since 1995, twenty-four of our conservation education interns have received full-time employment in conservation. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, general biology or ecology/ environmental studies.

REQUIREMENTS:  The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives; ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb and operate power hand tools; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises; ability to routinely lift 50 lbs.; ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid Iowa drivers license and maintain an acceptable driving record.  Cerro Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer.

TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form to:  Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa  50401.  For more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 423-5309.

DEADLINE:  Applications can be mailed, delivered, emailed (mermer@cgcounty.org) or faxed (641-423-1566). Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Naturalist Intern Job Description

 Official Cerro Gordo County Job Application

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