Nature Net is hiring! Apply between now and December 1st, 2017 for consideration for a paid internship.

Position Description

Time Commitment:
  • Approximately 10 hrs/week: flexible; must be available some weekdays between 9-5 and some special events on evenings/weekends; some work may be done from home
  • Compensation: this is a paid internship with opportunity to continue the following semester and paid professional development opportunities – see opportunities listed below.
  • Assist Nature Net staff in preparing and staffing outreach events, including developing and running educational activities for diverse audiences.
  • Maintain and update Nature Net website; edit/update content for accuracy and relevancy, help increase SEO.
  • Assist in developing, promoting, and distributing Nature Passport program (spring semester).
  • Seek out and secure new contacts and networks for promoting Nature Net – for example, local PTOs, district newsletters, local media sites, parent networks, etc.
  • Research and post quality content for monthly and seasonal electronic newsletters, events calendars, and webpages.
  • Increase Nature Net’s social media presence with timely, entertaining, and educational posts.
  • Curate and expand the Nature Net e-mail subscriber list.
  • Assist Nature Net staff with regular administrative duties including, mailings, correspondence, word processing, database entry, preparation of reports, meeting preparation and follow-up, filing, deliveries, inventory, etc.
  • Other special projects (your own projects/ideas are encouraged upon approval).
  • 18+ years of age
  • Commitment and reliability
  • Cheerful, positive and open attitude; ability to work with public of all ages
  • Communication skills, both oral and written
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Interest in environmental and outdoor education
  • Excellent organization and administration skills; ability to multi-task
  • General computer skills, including familiarity with social media and online communications, html, WordPress, Microsoft Office, publishing design, etc.
  • Reliable transportation to the Nature Center and for outreach events
  • Gain experience and connections in a well-established network of formal and non-formal educators in south central Wisconsin.
  • Learn about and be a part of promoting environmental education throughout Wisconsin and beyond.
  • Gain experience in multiple areas of non-profit educational work, including writing, editing/publishing, program development, communications, and outreach.
  • Develop your portfolio with educational activities and resources for kids, families, teachers, and administrators.
  • Professional development (often including registration compensation) at relevant workshops and conferences.

How to Apply:

Individuals interested in this position are required to send a cover letter, resume and three references to:

Betsy Parker, Nature Net Director
Or mail to: Nature Net
c/o Aldo Leopold Nature Center
330 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI  53716

Questions: (608) 221-0404 (Nature Net extension)

Application Timeline:

  • Accepting applications: now through December 1st
  • Interviews and reference checks ending December 15th
  • Ideal start date: End of December/beginning of January