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Interpretive Naturalist Internship Positions–International Crane Foundation

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The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill 4 Interpretive Naturalist Internship positions in 2015. Interpretive Naturalist Interns will develop and lead daily interpretive tours at ICF; interact and assist the general public with the sale of admission tickets, gift shop merchandise, annual memberships, and overall ICF site orientation on a daily basis; conduct duties associated with opening/closing the visitor center, exhibits, and gift shop on a daily basis; gain experience planning, designing, and evaluating interpretive programs and written materials; educate and inspire people of all ages about the world’s 15 crane species and the ecosystems on which they depend; assist in the completion of one or several projects related to the goals, work plan, and objectives of the ICF Communications and Education Department. The Interpretive Naturalist Internship begins March 2nd, 2015 and runs through November 20th, 2015. A $550/month stipend and comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no charge. Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal living situation and be able to work outdoors every day in all weather conditions found in Wisconsin. Two years of college or an equivalent practical experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to teach diverse audiences in a non-formal setting; aptitude to provide exceptional customer service; and be able to work cohesively as a member of the ICF team. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, graphic design, film/documentary production, or other related fields. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must obtain one before they will be considered for an internship. ICF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants should send a one page cover letter, resume (no more than two pages), and contact information for three references to: Mr. Cully Shelton, Interpretive Program Manager (cshelton@savingcranes.org). Positions are open until filled.

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Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at greenteam@oakton.edu.

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