US Forest Service Community Education & Outreach Internship
US Forest Service - Arlington, VA

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Position Description: Environment for the Americas and the USDA Forest Service invite you to apply for our internship opportunity at the temporary headquarters of the Forest Service in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia. Internship work will focus on coordinating citizen science and public outreach related to migratory/nesting bird conservation,. You will also be provided with opportunities to learn about and interact with Forest Service staff and partners from other wildlife fields. The intern will develop bilingual (English/Spanish) presentations, outreach materials and web content, work with educators as part of our environmental education and interpretative programs, and develop and implement a media/communications program that appeals to and educates local and national-level Spanish-speaking audiences.

Knowledge of bird conservation not needed, but a willingness to learn and take initiative is required, and an enthusiasm for interacting with the public and children is encouraged. You will work from the Forest Service offices and will gain job experience working alongside national program staff and environmental education specialists. This is a great opportunity for career shadowing and hands-on experience in the fields of wildlife biology, communications, public affairs, marketing, and environmental education.

This work is rewarding and also intellectually challenging, as the national offices are dynamic and sometimes demanding work environments. Travel to/from our offices is easily accessible by DC Metro subways and buses. It will be the adventure of a lifetime!

Intern responsibilities include:
-Assist in the development and implementation of outreach programs engaging local and national diverse audiences to promote migratory and shorebird conservation.
-Promote educational programs with English and Spanish-language media (radio, magazines, newspapers, social networks and websites).
- Assist with special conservation efforts such as International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) and the Western Hummingbird Information Network (WHIN).
-Present onsite and offsite public presentations to promote shorebird conservation messages.

Qualifications
-Fluency in both English and Spanish.
-Good cross-cultural communication skills, experience with public speaking, and ability to work with leaders, educators, and other community members.
-Ability to work with youth and adults in field education and classroom programs.

Preferred Educational Background Completion of college coursework in environmental studies, education, ecology, communications, or related fields.

Preferences The ideal candidate will have a high level of cultural competency necessary to work with diverse communities, and be aware of some of the media tools and programs available to communicate with those communities

Hours: Negotiable. Full-time and part-time schedule available. Flexible schedule as long as the hours are consistent and accountable.

Compensation: $1000/month stipend for full time

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