Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Education

Description

The Education Intern is an integral part of the Education team, which develops and delivers educational programs for professionals, adults, families and children. The Education Intern works with staff to direct the activities of volunteer guides including training and workshop planning. The intern also provides committee leadership and provides education program support. The intern meets regularly with volunteer guides and other professionals to plan, coordinate and evaluate programs. The intern has the opportunity to communicate with the public through newsletter articles, course brochure descriptions and a monthly volunteer publication. This position is supported by the McLean Contributionship Education Internship Endowment.

Claire Sundquist

Claire Sundquist
2014-15 McLean Contributionship Endowed Education Intern


Duties and Responsibilities


Qualifications/Requirements


Work Environment

The Education Intern has his/her own workstation in a shared office that provides the camaraderie offered by a small and supportive staff. Although most days are spent indoors, there is ample opportunity to be outside in good weather. The position includes regular field trips with guides as well as the opportunity to attend at least one professional conference. The Education Intern has an excellent opportunity to meet others in the field of informal education and to have the opportunity to work as part of a team to develop hands-on curriculum-based educational programs.


Past Project Topics

Click here to read the 2011-2012 Education Intern Report.
Click here to read the 2010-2011 Education Intern Report.

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