Welty Environmental Center

Welty Ecology and Education Program Intern

Website Welty Environmental Center

The Welty Environmental Center (WEC) is a non-profit educational organization, dedicated to providing the Wisconsin-Illinois stateline area with experiences in nature, leadership opportunities and thoughtful consideration of environmental issues for children, families and adults. Over the last year, the WEC provided educational experiences for almost 9,000 people, including students from 30 different schools

FTE: Negotiable. Minimum 26 total hours total for internship.
Pay: Unpaid
Time: Flexible schedule varies based on program needs and intern availability.
Location:
Principal Work Location: Welty Environmental Center, 1201 Big Hill Court, Beloit, WI
Supervision : Aaron Wilson, Program Director

Department: Programs
Department Description:The Programs Department creates and delivers engaging outdoor recreational activities and hands-on science based field trips for pre-K through 12 students and adults in the Stateline Area and surrounding counties.

Center Description:
The Welty Environmental Center is located in the 190-acre Big Hill Park in Beloit. The
center partners with area schools and organizations bringing more than 9,000 people
annually to the park. The park features three primary biomes of prairie-oak savannah,
Deciduous Forest, and River Front.

Position Summary:
The Welty Ecology and Education Intern is primarily a learning position. The intern will learn how to assist the Welty Environmental Center based on their interests and the current need of the center. Some options include programming for camps, libraries, and the public, administration, social media and writing, accounting, curriculum design, graphic design, land stewardship, and animal ambassador care.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of two High School level science classes
  • Criminal background check (if 18 and programming with children)
  • Able to work independently and in collaborative situations
  • Strong computer, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to lift 20 to 40 pounds
  • Ability to walk 2 to 3 miles at one time
  • Reliable Transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College level course work in Ecology, Earth Sciences, or Education
  •  Summer Camp Experience
  • Experience in the environmental and educational fields
  • Strong background in ecological and earth sciences, and teaching
  • Loves working with people of all ages and being outdoors
  • Good program planning and program development skills
  • Passion for environmental education and conservation

How To Apply: Send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references as .PDF documents to info@weltycenter.org.

Anticipated Appointment Date: This internship could start anytime when a good candidate applies.

Terms of Employment: This is a part-time at-will position.

Benefits include: Flexible Scheduling, Mentorship, Professional Development, Employment Reference upon request.

Deadline: Multiple positions available. Applications will be accepted and candidates selected as time permits.

Position Contact: If you have questions about this position, please contact Aaron Wilson, Program Director at 608-362-6216 or info@weltycenter.org.

Special Notes: The Welty Environmental Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. The Welty Environmental Center values
diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Our mission is to provide leadership in environmental education by equitably engaging the diverse residents of the Stateline region with activities that foster an appreciation of nature and promote environmental stewardship.”

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Aaron Wilson, Program Director at 608-362-6212 or info@weltycenter.org.

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Willingness to be fingerprinted may be necessary to work with some clients, but is not necessary for initial criminal background.

To apply for this job email your details to info@weltycenter.org