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Naturalist Intern

Posted 01/14/2021
County Butler
Location Clarksville ,Iowa
Salary $9.50 - $11.00 per hour
Deadline 02/25/2021


The Seasonal Naturalist Internship is sponsored by the Butler County Conservation Board and is based at Heery Woods Nature Center. The naturalist intern is under the supervision of the Butler County Conservation Board Naturalist. This program seeks to develop the Interns practical skills in environmental education and interpretation, to stimulate personal growth and development, and to increase the Intern’s background and interest in natural history, ecology and conservation of natural resources. The seasonal naturalist intern will receive valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment.  

The naturalist intern will assist the Butler County Naturalist with development, planning, organization and presentation of environmental education, outdoor recreation and conservation education programs. The intern will also help with special events for the public, school and other community groups. Seasonal intern will work the equivalent of a full-time assignment on a flexible weekly schedule.  

Other major duties include:

- Planning, assisting and leading summer day camps

- Designing interpretive and promotional materials

– Digital media skills (social media, website development, video editing, etc)

- Create and improve displays at Heery Woods Nature Center

- Writing newsletter articles and press releases

- Nature Center maintenance and animal care

- Develop at least one new educational activity and one interpretive exhibit or other teaching aid for permanent use in the Butler County Conservation Board environmental education program

- Other projects and duties may include nature center host, resource management activities, professional development opportunities, radio interviews, etc.

- Keep a daily log of the intern experience, a copy of which shall remain at the Nature Center


Must be 18 years of age and have good customer service skills.

To Apply
Resumes can be dropped off or mailed to the Heery Woods Nature Center, 27887 195th Street, Clarksville, IA 50619 with attention to Mike Miner. For more information call 319-278-4237.

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