Park and Education Interns; Winneshiek County Conservation Board

There are many off-campus internships and employment opportunities available to students with sustainability experience. See the following list of links for off-campus work, volunteer positions, internships, and post-graduation opportunities.


SUMMER PARK INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Position will offer opportunities in maintenance of county areas and facilities, including mowing, trimming, painting, etc; vehicle and grounds maintenance; and assisting in campground host duties. Intern will receive valuable practical experience and training during employment. Position begins May and ends August with 40 hours/week (non-routine week including some weekends, evenings, and holidays).

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: ecology, environmental studies, recreation, park management, biology, forestry, or other natural sciences. Must be 18 years old, have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs, possess a valid Iowa driver’s license, and maintain an acceptable driving record. Certification in First Aid and CPR desired but not required. Applicant will undergo a background check in reference to their driving record.

SALARY: $8.50-$9.00/hr., depending on qualifications. No benefits.

SUMMER EDUCATION INTERN

DESCRIPTION: Position will offer opportunities in environmental education, including planning, assisting with, and implementing environmental education programs and activities for summer camps, libraries, public programs, and at a county fair booth. Position will also include assisting with maintenance, resource management, and administrative work as assigned. Position begins May and ends August with 40 hours/week (non-routine week including some weekends, evenings, and holidays).

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: education, ecology, environmental studies, recreation, park management, biology, forestry, or other natural sciences. Must be 18 years old, have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs, possess a valid Iowa driver’s license, and maintain an acceptable driving record. Certification in First Aid and CPR desired but not required. Applicant will undergo a background check.

SALARY: $8.50-$9.00/hr., depending on qualifications. No benefits.

TO APPLY

For both positions, send a completed application, resume, cover letter, and three references to the address below. Applications can be found at http://www.winneshiekcounty.org/jobs.html.

Barbara Schroeder, Director

Winneshiek Co. Conservation

2546 Lake Meyer Road

Fort Atkinson, IA 52144

 

DEADLINE

Applications for both positions must be postmarked or delivered to the WCC office by March 3, 2017.