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SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: EAGLE EYE CHAMPION
Eagle Eye Institute's Mission
is to engage and empower urban people from low income communities, especially youth of color, to play a positive role in caring for our environment. This is accomplished by building the commitment and capacity of individuals and organizations involved with youth development and with the environment to effectively engage urban people from low income communities as stewards of the environment and as environmental leaders.
Eagle Eye Institute is offering a summer internship opportunity with the organization and implementation of Eagle Eye's proven Learn About Forests Programs (TM) and stewardship projects for urban youth from Somerville, Medford, and Boston. The Learn About Forests day includes forest exploration, team building, two instruction periods taught by natural resource professionals, a stewardship project and dinner around a campfire. After the trip, youth participate in an urban stewardship project in their own neighborhood, often of their own choosing.
Working with the Program Manager, the intern will coordinate and plan 6 to 8 Learn About Forests programs. This will include a pre-programming meeting with the youth, a full-day program at a natural site, and an urban stewardship project. In addition, 1-2 overnight programs will be planned by the intern with support from the Program Manager. During programming the intern will assist in documenting activities through photography, video, and transcribing notable quotes. The intern will also facilitate the youth and youth workers in filling out written evaluations.
The project makes Eagle Eye's mission a reality by engaging urban youth of color in environmental learning and outdoor exploration. In addition, this project promotes leadership, stewardship and advocacy among urban youth, thus diversifying the people involved in conservation. The intern will be empowered as a "Champion" and advocate for urban youth and help to fulfill Eagle Eye's goals by developing their own capacity for leadership, creativity and knowledge.
The intern will assist with other aspects of internal development reaching out to local businesses, securing donations for programming supplies and food, reaching out to community partners to assist with stewardship projects, and seeking new youth organizations and potential partners to collaborate with. In addition, the intern will have an opportunity to assist with planning Eagle Eye's annual Hike-A-Thon, our signature fundraising event.
Desirable traits include a demonstrated interest in working with under-served urban youth of color and a curiosity about and passion for people and the environment. The idea intern should have the ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently. Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. A desire to learn, grow, and improve skills. First aid and CPR certification helpful, but not required.
Prior experience working with urban youth preferred. An environmental background is helpful but not required. Experience working as part of a team will also be helpful as the the intern will be working side by side with the Program Manager and other interns and volunteers on a regular basis.
Interested candidates should send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 29, 2013.