Environmental Education Intern

Sunday, May 28th from 12:00am to Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 12:00am (CT)
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Shelby Farms Park and Greenline are managed and operated by the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. Our vision is to give rise to a celebrated 21st century park that defines and shapes a great city.

Title: Environmental Education Intern

Supervisor: Monique Stitts, Programs Coordinator and Health + Wellness Educator

Brief position summary: The Environmental Education Intern will assist in developing curricula using Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree teaching supplements as guides. In addition, the intern will help enhance field trip curricula using Tennessee Common Core Standards.

Purpose: To assist the above supervisors in developing the curricula for upcoming Woodland Discovery Camp sessions (Fall, Spring and Summer), as well as year-round field trips

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft office (excel, word, etc.) and Google Docs

  • Driver’s license + personal vehicle

  • Current Education major (or related field)

  • Strong people/conversational skills

  • Intermediate to advanced planning skills

  • Ability to create organized lesson plans that are easily transferrable

  • Ability to design curricula for specific age groups

Hours and duration of internship: As assigned by University requirements; Minimum of 15 hours per week


  • Work alongside camp counselors and Interpretive Docent team to develop a working education program

  • Assist in implementing curricula for camp and field trips throughout internship

  • Procure supplies and materials as needed to conduct lessons

  • Create a fun and engaging environment for educational program participants

  • Include Common Core Standards with each activity to prepare a well-rounded educational program for each specific age group

    This internship will take place from end of May to the beginning of August - exact schedules will be determined between intern and supervisor.