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Conservation Education Intern

Posted 02/01/2019
County Cerro Gordo
Location Mason City ,Iowa
Salary $11.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline 03/08/2019


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, water quality monitoring, resource management activities, and professional workshop opportunities. Interns will receive valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment. Since 1995, twenty-three of our conservation education interns have received full-time employment in conservation. 


EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 24 weeks, starting in May of 2019 and ending in October of 2019 (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 routinely lift 50 lbs.; ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid Iowa drivers 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 or  For more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 423-5309 or email


DEADLINE:  Friday, March 8, 2019. Electronic applications must be received by 4 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 or can be dropped off at the Lime Creek Nature Center by 4:00 pm on 3/8/19.

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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