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Conservation Education Intern

Posted 01/12/2021
County Cerro Gordo
Location Mason City ,Iowa
Salary $11.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline 02/12/2021


DESCRIPTION:  Intern will assist Conservation Education Manager in carrying out environmental education programming for the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and Lime Creek Nature Center.  Major duties include providing programs and field trips for a variety of audiences; creating and improving displays and bulletin boards in the Lime Creek Nature Center; and writing articles and press releases.  Other special projects include one major project for the nature center, resource management activities, and professional workshop opportunities. Interns will receive valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment. Since 1995, twenty-five of our conservation education interns have received full-time employment in conservation. 


EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 24 weeks, starting in April of 2021 and ending in September of 2021 (specific starting and ending dates somewhat flexible, depending on schedule of applicant).  40hrs./week (non-routine week, Mon. - Sun.).


REQUIREMENTS:  The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives; ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb and operate power hand tools; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises; ability to occasionally lift 50 lbs.; ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid driver's license and maintain an acceptable driving record.  Cerro Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer.


TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form to:  Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa  50401.  For more information and/or to request an application and job description, call (641) 423-5309. An application can be obtained by clicking here.


DEADLINE:  Applications can be mailed, delivered, emailed ( or faxed (641-423-1566). Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, general biology or ecology/ environmental studies.

To Apply
To be considered for employment, you must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application which can be found on our website at:

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