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Naturalist Intern

Posted 01/17/2024
County Ida
Location Ida Grove ,Iowa
Salary $12/hour
Deadline 03/18/2024


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: Performs departmental duties under the direct supervision and guidance of the Ida County Conservation Naturalist.  Assists in coordinating and presenting environmental education programs for schools, youth nature camps, and the public. 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. Other work as assigned by supervisors in line with department responsibilities.   

Hours: The intern will work 165 hours over the summer. The schedule will include weekends and non-standard hours. Starting June 1st through August 10th 2024.  

Salary: $12/hour.  

Benefits: Workmen’s comp. insurance.

Application Deadline: March 18th, 2024.

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 workday. 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.


Minimum Requirements: Interest in these or related fields: outdoor recreation, biology, environmental education, or early childhood education. Good public relations. A valid driver’s license. Must be 17 by June 1st 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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