Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy
Leave No Child Inside Environmental Education Internship
Park Location: R and 31st NW Washington, DC (Unpaid) (2 Open Positions) (In person and remote)
About Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy: A 27-acre pastoral oasis in the heart of Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks Park is the woodland and meadow portion of the original 53-acre Dumbarton Oaks estate. One of the finest garden designs in American landscape history, it is the master work of Beatrix Farrand, America’s first woman landscape architect. In 1940, Mildred and Robert Bliss donated the naturalistic portion of the garden to the American people as a public park overseen by the National Park Service (NPS). Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy was established in 2010 as a private non-profit organization with the mission to restore, promote, and maintain Dumbarton Oaks Park. The Conservancy and the NPS are in a public-private partnership, tackling significant conservation and restoration needs of the Park.
Leave No Child Inside, the Conservancy’s educational programming, introduces students to landscape concepts and the issues that an urban landscapes face. Leave No Child Inside, currently offers four formal education programs spanning ages birth through high school, as well as adult education programs. Leave No Child Inside’s mission is to foster, education, recreation and stewardship.
Position Description: The successful internship candidate will work closely with the Director of Education, and Education Specialist at Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy being guided through field and virtual experiences in all aspects of environmental education programming. Intern will work on specific programs. Opportunities to learn about curricula development, outdoor environmental teaching, interpretation and program logistics and delivery will be part of this exciting internship. Educational Programs include, early learners-high school students. The Park is our outdoor learning studio!
Primary Responsibility: Assist the Director of Education and Educational Specialist with all aspects of educational programming, facilitating program design, logistics and implementation. Completion of specific projects that advance the mission of the organization and enhance your skills in environmental education. Presentation of projects at the end of tenure.
Desired Abilities/Qualification: • Graduate Student or Sophomore to Senior Undergraduate Student with a declared major in a subject area that relates to environmental education or education. Graduate students who have a particular interest in outdoor environmental education, online and face-to-face environmental programming facilitation. • Experience working with students or young people. Teaching or camp counselor experience a plus. • A passion for the outdoor environment and the desire to make a difference. • Interest in environmental education, conservation and stewardship and how it can be interpreted for students of varying ages. • Leadership, public speaking, computer skills, research experience and writing skills. • Organizational and creative skills a plus.
Duration: One semester, or summer session with the possibility of a second semester renewal upon review. Part time.
For further information and to request an application please contact: [email protected] Christine Morano Magee, Ed. D. Director of Education, Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy.