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Environmental Literacy Counselor Intern

Internship Responsibilities

This position assists in the delivery of a high quality environmental education
literacy focused summer program for elementary-aged students, ultimately improving reading, math, and science skills while increasing environmental literacy and exposure to the natural world as a part of SuperKids Camp. The Intern facilitates a curriculum focused on play and outdoor recreation that helps instill in campers a natural curiosity for the world around them and the importance of an active lifestyle.

1. Assist with Delivery of Instruction
a. Assist counselor in delivery of interactive literacy based environmental education
lessons, provided by Parks & People Foundation, to SuperKids campers
b. Conduct daily delivery of outdoor play and recreation curriculum
c. Assist in engagement of students around environmental stewardship and encourage
positive behaviors
d. Assist with adherence to schedule through smooth and timely transition between daily activities
e. Assist enrichment providers with planned activities
f. Assist with classroom management in accordance with camp guidelines and Parks &
People policy
g. Assist with independent reading sessions through individual and small group coaching sessions
h. Attend and participate in staff planning meetings
i. Participate in other camp activities as requested and as appropriate to position
j. Be a positive role model for campers and demonstrate good environmental stewardship

2. Assist with Supervision of Participants
a. Assist with supervision of students on planned field trips and outdoor exploration
experiences
b. Ensure that all students are actively engaged in the learning process
c. Utilize positive behavioral management techniques
d. Ensure students behave in a safe, respectful, and orderly manner
e. Assist in meal distribution and clean-up
3. Participate in the Internship Program
a. Attend all orientation and evening sessions, as scheduled
b. Submit all required assignments

Skill Set Required

Be a rising sophomore, junior or senior at a 2 or 4 year post-secondary institution
• Ability to assist with delivery of lesson plans and instructions appropriate for grade level
• Ability to connect and communicate with youth
• Ability to make accommodations for the diverse learner
• Good oral/written communication skills
• Outstanding human relation skills needed to inspire and motivate students
• Good time-management skills needed to handle multiple, concurrent classroom activities which serve the needs of students

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Education

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2020
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: M-F 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Pay: Yes, $12 per hour salary

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
Required Documentation: Resume, References, Other - Online Application
Application Instructions Apply online at http://parksandpeople.org/environmental-literacy-counselor-intern-application

Additional Information

Candidates interested in applying for the Environmental Education Internship as part of SuperKids Camp 2020 should complete the form below. *Please note that intern employment dates are 6/19/20 to 8/7/2020 (camp will be closed July 3rd for the holiday). Interns must be available for the entirety of the seven weeks. Typical work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Interns will also be required to attend weekly mandatory meetings, time TBD.

Applicants must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors

Headquarters

Parks and People Foundation, 2100 Liberty Heights Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

About Parks & People Foundation

Uniting Baltimore through parks.