Forest Hill Nature Area Fall Internship

    This internship position is to assist the director in all aspects of the programming at FHNA, immersing yourself in outdoor education and community involvement. The intern will be trained in nature education aligning with current science standards and will be leading student groups in a variety of science, nature, history and geology activities. The student group ages range from preschool to 7th grade.  Also a internship project that will be focused on an area of professional development will be required. This project will be facilitated by the director and will be a focus on curriculum, land management or special area of interest to the intern. One internship opportunity will cover the fall (September - November) school visits and another internship will cover the spring (April-June) school visits. .


    • at least 18 years of age

    • interest in, comfort in, and knowledge of the natural world

    • experience working with children • must be in good physical condition, able to navigate up to 3 miles a day on rough terrain in variable weather conditions


    • enthusiasm for learning and sharing

    • familiarity with outdoor education

    • interest in seeking a career in an environmental field or interest in teaching environmental topics to elementary age students

    Details: Wage: $350/week stipend, no benefits mid-April through mid-June (Exact start and end dates are slightly flexible) mid-September through mid-November (Exact start and end dates are slightly flexible). Schedule will be based on school field trips and will be most days Monday through Friday from about 8:00am-2:30pm.  All traing is provided.

    What does FHNA do for you? You will walk away from this internship with experience working with groups of children from preK to 7th grade in an outdoor setting. You will have a chance to connect children to the great outdoors and make a lasting impact on their view of the natural world. You will get to shadow and work alongside a group of passionate nature guides from our community as well as be immersed in current materials and reading recommendations. You will be given the opportunity to self-direct a project with staff oversight, develop lesson plans, and participate in land management on the grounds. FHNA hopes to ignite a passion for the outdoors and help focus your interests in sharing that passion about nature with others.

    Position start date: Spring: April 2020 and Fall - September 2020 (flexibility allowed) 

    How to apply: Position open until filled.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume along with 2 references to Erika Kemler at ekemler@giresd.net or 1131 East Center Street PO Box 310 Ithaca, MI 48847.  Application deadline for spring internship is March 10, 2020 and fall deadline is August 15, 2020.

Last Modified on January 7, 2020