ExxonMobil Sponsored Internship 2017
Paid Summer Internship
Who is TWRC Wildlife Center
We are a 37 year-old wildlife rehabilitation and education organization. Original members came together as a coalition to help wildlife impacted by the Ixtoc well disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 1979. Our business model was designed around the belief that wildlife could be better cared for by a wildlife rehabilitator, and in the rehabilitator’s own home, where care could be more easily provided around-the-clock, as needed. Our business model changed in 2001 to adapt to the heavy influx of wildlife needing care. Onsite care was initiated to provide care for less injured and orphaned wildlife with paid staff and trained support from the community. Home-based wildlife rehabilitators continued to be utilized for those animals severely compromised and the very young that require more care. Nearly 5,000 ill, injured or orphaned animals find care with our volunteer wildlife rehabilitators each year.
TWRC Wildlife Center Mission Statement
To promote environmental conservation through public education and rehabilitation of Texas wildlife.
Position Title: Education Program Development Specialist
Taking on this expanding position, the Education Program Development Specialist will have a direct and vital hand in growing the support structure behind TWRC’s conservation education programs. The intern will cover the Greater Houston area, with the majority to time at the Center on Hammerly .
Summer Wildlife Camps and Community Outreach
TWRC Summer Wildlife Camps and Community Outreach activities fulfill an important part of our mission, promoting environmental conservation thru education. We emphasize awareness of the relationship between us and nature which affects wildlife every day. We are currently in the process of reevaluating our camp programs to ensure maximum impact. In the past, our camps have given youth, ages 7-11, the opportunity to explore native wildlife and local ecosystems through hands-on, eye to eye learning experiences with wildlife.
This position will be responsible for assessing past camp programs and camp participant demographics, developing a pilot program that meets the needs of the participants, conducting a pilot camp session in 2017 and developing a schedule and marketing plan for 2018 camps. The Education Program Development Specialist position will also participate in Community Outreach activities. Outreach activities are very active during the summer, where we attend, festivals, fairs and school activities to educate both children and adults.
- Develop a camp program designed to meet the needs of the camp participants.
- Assist in developing marketing, promotional and community awareness materials and events in relation to and promotion of Summer Wildlife Camps.
- Develop social media promotional material supporting Summer Wildlife Camp program
- Contribute to the enhancement of our website pages that promote our Summer Wildlife Camps and our education animals.
- Develop and implement education program improvements as a member of a summer internship team.
- Facilitate and present Outreach and offsite wildlife education programs.
- Conduct Center presentations and provide the public up-close encounters with our education animals. Take advantage of these presentations to educate the public on the importance of our Texas wildlife.
- Supervise and assist with care for native and exotic education wildlife (birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals).
- Assist in training and enrichment efforts for native and exotic education wildlife (birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals).
- Undergraduate – must have full time status
- Good computer skills
- First aid/CPR certification
- Reliable transportation
- Ability to handle diverse tasks independently, efficiently and accurately
- Self-motivated to organize, set goals and meet deadlines
- Ability to lift/carry equipment and animals up to 35 pounds
- Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
- Experience working with children, teens or in a camp setting
- Comfortable with and/or curious about wildlife
Applicants should submit resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org