Summer Naturalist Internship

Position Available:

Full Time Seasonal

Summer Naturalist Internship



As a Summer Naturalist Intern, you use your talent and skills to impact public understanding and attitudes about nature and the environment! Assist professional Naturalists with planning and implementing nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education programs and media for a wide range of audiences. All applications for the education department must be able to effectively communicate, apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives. Must possess a current valid driver’s license, and undergo background checks in reference to driving record, criminal history and child abuse registry. Preferred education or training in environmental education, natural resources, wildlife biology, biology/ecology or related field is preferred, but not required.


            Plan and present environmental education programs

            Set up, take down of program material and classrooms

            Sales/handle funds or balance the register at the gift shop

            Cleaning (maintain & keep work are organized) Additional cleaning may be assigned

            Assist with media

            Animal care as needed

            Others as assigned by Environmental Education Coordinator


            Must be 16 years of age and older

            Must be punctual and responsible

            Ability to be able to communicate well with others

            Ability to work with a broad range of people with different abilities and personalities

            Computer knowledge and other information technology knowledge

            Knowledge of natural resources, outdoor recreation, and local wildlife areas are a plus



Typically M-F, 8am-4:30, occasional Saturday or evening hours

Approx start date mid-May through early August


            Send resume, cover letter, and a list of references with knowledge of your skills and abilities to [email protected]

All applications and/or resumes will be open to public inspection unless requested in writing to be kept confidential. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability is prohibited. Sioux County is an equal opportunity employer.