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Naturalist Intern

Posted 01/16/2023
County Ida
Location Ida Grove ,Iowa
Salary $10/hour
Deadline 04/21/2023


Job Title: Naturalist Intern

Employer: Ida County Conservation Board 299 Jasper Ave. Ida Grove, IA 51445

Worksite: Moorehead Park, Ida Grove, IA and Crawford Creek Recreation Area, Battle Creek, IA

Job Description: Serves under general supervision of the Naturalist.

  • Assists in planning, developing, coordinating, and presenting environmental education programs for schools, youth nature camps, and the general public under the supervision and guidance of the Naturalist.
  • Develops related written, audiovisual, and display materials such as scavenger hunts and social media posts.
  • Carries out general maintenance tasks at the Conservation Center including animal care, aquarium and exhibit care, and cleaning grounds and other work as assigned.

Benefits: Workmen’s comp. insurance.

Hours: The intern will work 20 hours/week for 10 weeks. The schedule will include occasional weekends and non-standard hours. Starting June 1st through August 6th.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 21st, 2023.

Typical physical demands: Requires full range of body motion, manual and finger dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and depth perception. Requires standing, walking, sitting, climbing steps, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and operating a motor vehicle on a regular basis within any given work day. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires working irregular and long hours. There will be exposure to animals (such as rodents, insects, snakes, turtles, fish, etc.), and other adverse environmental conditions. May require operation of a motor vehicle before, during, or after adverse weather conditions have occurred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

For the full job description contact: Danielle Bennett, ICCB naturalist via email at:  

Interest in these or related fields: outdoor recreation, biology, environmental education, or early childhood education. Good public relations. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be 17 to apply.

To Apply
To Apply Send a resume, cover letter, and 3 contact references to Danielle Bennett, ICCB Naturalist by email to If you have any questions call the Ida County Conservation Center at 712-364-3300.

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