This AmeriCorps program is made possible through a generous grant from ServeWyoming

Job Title: AmeriCorps Field Education Internship - Field Education Department
Classification: Internship

Dates of Position: 

It is expected that all Interns are present for a full day on the start and end dates of the internship

  • Summer 2015: May 28 – August 18, 2015
  • Fall 2015 will run roughly from August 31-November 17, 2015; exact dates will be posted as they are set.
  • Winter 2016 will run roughly January 8-May 18, 2016; exact dates will be posted as they are set.
  • If you are interested in a combined Summer/Fall internship, please contact americorps@tetonscience.org to learn more about this possibility. 

Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Closing Dates for Application: 

  • Summer 2015: March 15, 2015
  • Fall 2015: June 15, 2015
  • Winter 2016: October 15, 2015

Logistics of Position:

  • Successful applicants will fulfill an AmeriCorps Internship with Teton Science Schools Field Education Programs

  • The goal of this internship is to empower AmeriCorps Interns to build capacity of Teton Science Schools and other nonprofits and government agencies in Jackson, Wyoming to increase scientific literacy in the community.

  • AmeriCorps volunteers will have the following responsibilities:

    • Build Personal Scientific Literacy & Educational Pedagogy

      • Learn and apply natural history content of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

      • Learn pedagogy and student management techniques to develop inquiry skills and content knowledge of Teton Science Schools participants

      • Develop understanding of curriculum design and implementation

    • Build Organizational Capacity for Scientific Literacy

      • Assess areas of organizational and community need and identify strategies to respond to that need

      • Assist in increasing, expanding or enhancing organizational services in order to address the identified need

    • Serve as a full member of Teton Science Schools’ Field Education Team

      • Co-facilitate field activities, lead evening programs, and lead meal-time curriculum

      • Share in campus cleaning responsibilities, conference logistics, gear logistics, and administrative duties

      • Ensure participants’ safety during all programming activities, both in the field and at Teton Science Schools’ facilities

      • Drive fifteen passenger vans, canoe trailers and mini-buses to transport students, staff and equipment to field sites

    • Serve as a full member of the AmeriCorps Team

      • Complete AmeriCorps requirements on a timely basis; including but not limited to reflections, time logs, self-evaluation, service requirements and portfolio

Benefits:

  • Room and board on the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools
  • Education Award:
    • Summer & Fall Terms
      • $1493 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award  for a quarter term (450 hour minimum)
    • Winter Term
      • $2150 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for a reduced half term (675 hour minimum)
    • Available 6-8 weeks after completion of paperwork at term’s end
    • Valid for 7 years and can be used for university tuition or any federally-backed student loan in your name
  • Seminars/Trainings: all AmeriCorps volunteers will attend seminars and trainings provided by Teton Science Schools. The internship will begin with 1-2 weeks of training followed by ongoing trainings and seminars throughout the term
  • Work opportunities at Teton Science Schools above and beyond the responsibilities of the internship
    • Teton Science Schools is unable to offer any paid work to AmeriCorps volunteers during their internship
    • To be considered for a field instructor position at Teton Science Schools upon completion of your internship, you must have a Wilderness First Responder certification

Characteristics essential for an AmeriCorps Volunteer at Teton Science Schools:

  • Passion for nature and education
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative, solve problems and multi-task effectively and with humor
  • Ability to facilitate large/small groups of adults, families, and kids of all ages
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively
  • Willingness to work long hours, split shifts and untraditional work weeks

Qualifications and Regulations of Teton Science Schools:

  • Minimum age of 21 for all volunteers and employees
  • Maintain current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification throughout the internship dates (re-certification during the term of service is acceptable, but all interns MUST have obtained initial certification prior to their start date)
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license with no DUI and no more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years
  • Must be able to manage risk and make leadership decisions at all times
  • You may NOT have another job during the internship—work hours and schedules are too diverse to accommodate another job outside of the internship
  • Days off will be scheduled into your position. You will need to work within these days to plan a vacation or trip.

Qualifications and Regulations of AmeriCorps:

  • Must be a United States citizen, a United States national, or a legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Must have obtained a high school diploma/equivalency certificate

 

To Apply, please fill out an APPLICATION HERE.   

Please note that three Reference Forms must be sent to americorps@tetonscience.org by references.  

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Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.