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Kerlin Education Intern
Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
School Year 2014/2015
This 9-month internship provides a unique opportunity to work as a key part of a team of educators delivering programs to visiting school groups. The main objective of this position is to gain intensive training, mentoring, exposure and experience as an educator in a non-traditional setting. After training, the intern is expected to teach both solo and together with an educator.
Wave Hill’s programs mostly take place outdoors at Wave Hill, though some are off-site. They are nature- based, and also incorporate other areas such as local history and contemporary art. All of the programs are inquiry-based and encompass hands-on components, including art-making. In addition to teaching, intern responsibilities include preparing for and cleaning up after the programs, as well contributing to research for programs and activities.
The internship runs from mid-September through mid-June. It is three days per week – the days are flexible but Mondays are excluded – and the hours are 9 am – 1 pm. A final project, subject to approval by the Director of Education, is a requirement for successful completion of this internship.
- Desire to work with students
- Interest in and some knowledge of plant science, nature, and art
- Flexible, team player
- Outgoing personality
- Currently enrolled in Master’s degree program or recent graduate in related field such as museum education or environmental education;
- Experience teaching elementary school-aged children in a non-formal setting.
This is a 9-month position beginning mid-September and ending mid-June. The stipend is $12.50 per hour, for an average of 12 hours per week.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state Kerlin Education Intern in the header.