Adirondack Mountain Club Summer Naturalist Intern

The Summer Naturalist Internship with ADK is an excellent opportunity to learn and gain experience creating and conducting natural history programs, promoting responsible recreation and Leave No Trace; and environmental education programs for children and adults. Intern assumes a diversity of responsibilities including: elementary school outreach programming, serving as a summit host on Mt. Jo; developing environmental education and evening programs; public presentations; guided hikes; community outreach; development and maintenance of self-guided trails; managing and staffing the Heart Lake Natural History Museum; and exhibit development. Opportunities for special projects in exhibit design; flora/fauna inventory; interpretation; outdoor recreation; and visitor studies are available during the season.

• Educational background in environmental education/interpretation, natural history, natural sciences or related field.
• Previous experience working in education, outdoor recreation, or a nature/visitor center
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, public speaking, professionalism, and outdoor leadership
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member
• High level of organizational skills to effectively plan, teach, and administer the diverse demands of the job, and keep detailed records
• Motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and willing to work with people of all ages
• Familiarity with the Adirondacks a plus and love of the outdoors a MUST!

Position: Summer Naturalist Intern (4)
Location: Heart Lake in the High Peaks Wilderness
Position Dates: May 22- late August
Work Schedule: varies according to programming needs; 44 hours/week
Compensation: Stipend: $200/week, full room (rustic!) and board, academic credit, extensive training, opportunity to attend ADK workshops w/out charge, opportunity spend the summer in an incredibly beautiful place!

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Julia Goren
Education Director
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
[email protected]
Fax: 518-523-3518
Ph. 518-523-3480

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016 or until positions have been filled.