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Sierra Nevada Journeys Field Educator Internship

Monday, August 7th to Friday, December 8th, 2017
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SupervisorMichael Casale
Desk job got you down? Want to gain valuable experience, build your teaching skills and change the lives of students in your community? If you answered yes, then become a Sierra Nevada Journeys (SNJ) intern today! SNJ is built on a simple premise: Science Education is a necessity, and nature's classroom is a great place to teach it. Our mission is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship. To achieve this mission, SNJ offers a range of programming to students in northern Nevada and California.
  • Our credentialed teachers create innovative, engaging curriculum for 1st - 6th graders, teach in the classroom and lead field expeditions.
  • We host students, teachers, and families at our Outdoor School located at Grizzly Creek Ranch, near Portola, Ca, and run an epic summer camp for 8-17 year olds.
  • We train teachers on how to bring engaging STEM lessons to their classrooms as well as how to utilize the outdoor classroom.
  • Through our Family Science/STEM Nights, we involve families to reinforce classroom concepts.
SNJ is currently seeking capable interns to lead small groups of elementary students on field-based studies at local nature areas, during the school year. Selected individuals will undergo orientation and training with SNJ, which will include classroom and field-based program observation.

Outdoor field studies include leading trail groups of 12-15 students through a variety of field-based activities (problem solving, earth science, watershed science, natural systems etc.) during 1/2 day and full day field trips to local nature areas.

  • Experience working with kids*
  • Availability at least 2 weekdays a week from 9am-2pm
  • Commitment of at least 2 academic semesters**
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Current Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification, or willingness to obtain certification. SNJ will help facilitate and cover cost.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and 2-3 miles with a backpack
*No prior experience may be considered
**One semester commitment may be considered
CausesChildren & Youth Education Environment
SkillsChild Care Learning/Education Teaching

Location: 190 East Liberty Street, Reno, NV 89501


Michael Casale wrote on June 23rd, 2017

Looking forward to another amazing field season this fall!