Student Conservation Association Environmental Education Intern-Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement in Arlington, Virginia

Environmental Education Intern-Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement

Expected Dates

January 7, 2019toJuly 7, 2019


FWS Southwest Region (R2)

Position ID


The Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement program (HCP&E) Environmental Education internship will include:

DUTIES-Present environmental education programs for youth aged K-12 at Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) community centers.-Conduct interpretive programs for the general public on Houston-area city parks.-Assist in the development of education and interpretive programs on topics such as wildlife, habitat, restoration, pollinators, and nature in the Houston metropolitan area.-Working with Houston Community Partnerships & Engagement (HCP&E) staff, develop multimedia products for outreach and education purposes.-Assist with and present programs for Virtually Wild!Texas, a virtual program conducted in the field to share nature with youth who may not have the opportunity to get outdoors. Incumbent will assist with computer and video technology, presentation research and preparation, and on camera presentations.-Prepare weekly social media postings as part of the HCP&E Communications Plan. Identify and develop potential social media stories to be shared through photos and video.-Gain hands-on experience working with refuge staff and partners on habitat restoration, biological monitoring, and outdoor recreation/visitor services programs in and around Houston.-Participate in training for program-related skills and job shadowing and training to build program-related skills and certifications.-Maintain HCP&E data through weekly updates to program tracking spreadsheets. Maintain program materials and tools, including vehicles, EE materials and more.-Other duties may be assigned during the term of this internship, as priorities and opportunities for partnerships to connect urban audiences with nature arise.

  • Location Description

Working throughout the Houston metropolitan area, this position will be based out of the offices of a non-profit partner in the city of Houston.

  • Training Provided

Environmental education and interpretationPollinator education and habitat restoration in urban areas and on NWRsRecreation and outdoor skillsVarious certifications related to program as arise.

  • Educational/Recreational Opportunities

Job shadowingAttending and participating in special events, EE, habitat restoration/biological programs on national wildlife refuges in Texas (and possibly elsewhere)

  • Handicap Accessible?


Main Area of Focus

Education and Interpretation

Education, Training & Skills Expected


some coursework or experience


some coursework or experience


some coursework or experience

Earth Sciences

some coursework or experience

Recreation Management

some coursework or experience

Social Media

competent without supervision

Community Engagement

some experience


some experience

Public Speaking

some experience

Working with Children

competent without supervision

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible


Driving Logistics

Valid Drivers License Needed

Personal Vehicle Required

Commute to work.

Housing or Stipend Provided?




US Citizenship