Summer Environmental Education Intern

Position Details
Duration June 15 - August 14, 2020
Position Type Full-time
Additional Details Recruitment begins in January, weekly stipend $125
Location Main Property
365 Marie Avenue West, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Contact Number 651-789-5205

Position Description

Dodge Nature Center is a nonprofit organization operating 460 acres of nature preserves within the cities of West Saint Paul, Mendota Heights, and Cottage Grove. Our mission is to provide exceptional experiences in nature through environmental education for thousands of people each year. Environmental Education interns receive training to teach environmental education camps and classes, provide animal care, and assist seasonally with crops, beekeeping, and habitat management.


  • Plan and teach summer day camp programs
  • Present environmental education programs to various audiences
  • Prepare instructional materials for environmental education program units and day camps
  • Provide daily care for the captive educational reptiles and amphibians
  • Assist with seasonal projects


  • Professional training and skill development
  • Relevant, hands-on, diverse experience in environmental education
  • Evaluation and coaching by professional staff



  • Enthusiasm for working with children in an outdoor setting
  • Knowledge and interest in learning biology and environmental education
  • 2+ years of college coursework in environmental education or a related field
  • Satisfactory result of a background check
  • Applicant must be available 40 hours per week: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Preferred but not required skills:
    • Experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
    • Current First Aid and CPR certification

Physical Requirements:

  • Work outdoors in any kind of weather
  • Work in barns with farm animals, hay, and straw

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume, three references, and cover letter to the contact below. Position is open until filled.

Peter Cleary
Director of Environmental Education
Dodge Nature Center
365 Marie Avenue W
West St. Paul, MN 55118

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