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Internship Durations: May 24-September 5, 2023 and May 24-October 31, 2023
Walking Mountains Science Center’s mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.
Naturalist Interns gain hands-on training and experience in environmental education and nature interpretation, developing skills for teaching, outdoor guiding, program planning, and professional experience. Through unique partnerships, Walking Mountains Science Center works with a broad audience at multiple locations in the Vail, Colorado area. Naturalists will be exposed to a variety of programming types, work with all ages, and learn about nonprofit organizations.
Naturalists will develop skills and knowledge in Rocky Mountain ecology, environmental education, interpretation, public speaking, and conservation efforts throughout their tenure. Naturalist Interns will receive NAI’s Certified Interpretive Guide training and other professional development opportunities as part of this position.
Naturalists are integral to our work and bring our mission to thousands of people each summer and fall.
Naturalist Interns staff a variety of nature centers, including:
• Mountain Discovery Center at Walking Mountains in Avon
• Vail Nature Center in Vail’s Ford Park
• Nature Discovery Center atop Vail Mountain
• US Forest Service Ranger Station in Minturn
Additionally, Naturalists plan and present public programs at these and several other partner locations. Naturalists gain experience with a large variety of environmental education programming throughout the Eagle Valley, such as nature walks, campfire talks, and early childhood programs.
Compensation and Benefits:
• $350 weekly stipend
• Shared housing with private bedroom in Avon, CO for the duration of the internship
• Naturalists also receive NAI Certified Interpretive Guide training and receive credit toward the Public Land Corps certification program for federal employment.
See full job description for list of qualifications and preferred skills.
About Walking Mountains Science Center
Founded in 1998 with their base in Avon, Colorado, Walking Mountains Science Center’s mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As part of a dynamic organization, you will join a team of like-minded, spirited colleagues who are passionate about the mission of Walking Mountains and the impact it’s making in the community. For more information, please visit our website at www.walkingmountains.org.