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Interning at the Nature Center

Do you like to work with animals? Do you enjoy educating the public about our local environment? Do you like posting to social media? Do you like working at a beautiful location? Do you like getting paid for what you love doing? The Nature Center has paid internships for students age 16 through high school. Click here to read the Intern Guide [pdf]; if you are hired, you will be expected to follow these guidlelines.

If you like the job description, fit the age requirements, and can abide by the parameters in the Intern Guide, please click on and complete this Intern Application and submit as directed before April 11.  




Here is a description of being an intern, written by an intern:

I started working at the nature center three summers ago and I have come back every year. The Sherwood Island Nature Center internship is a really interesting job; there aren’t many jobs like it. The interns have a creative process throughout the summer where as a group we come up with ideas and activities that draw as many kids and adults as possible to the Nature Center. Throughout the day an intern should expect to be giving tours of the center, giving a nature walk or scavenger hunt, teaching children about the touch tank, or doing any activity we come up with on the beach. For instance one summer we decided it would be cool to make bird houses so a few days later we were already having kids come to the Nature Center to build birdhouses. Also as an intern it was a learning experience because I never realized how many people I met at the Nature Center learned from what I was saying. I had no idea how many people thought a horseshoe crab was a manta ray. But this internship for me was a really fun time, but I also learned a lot and built long lasting friendships. 

Jon Wormser, 2012