"Coming here was the best thing I ever did for my life."
Renee Therriault, former intern and assistant wildlife coordinator
are looking for people who:
Have experience or an interest in working with children
in an educational outdoor setting
Are able to work without supervision and are self-motivated
Have knowledge of, or interest in, the natural and
cultural history of Minnesota
Have a good sense of humor
willing and able to work long hours
responsibilities as a Naturalist Intern include:
and adventure education instruction
and curriculum development
as a liaison for school and weekend groups
maintenance of living quarters and center grounds
to choose from several focus areas to gain
additional expertise while here
is Cleo, our resident Great Horned Owl. Interns with the Wildlife/Animal Care Focus have the
opportunity to care for him and our other resident wildlife.
months of internship: end of August to
classes you will be teaching
Birds of Prey
Reptiles and Amphibians
And other exciting outdoor classes
Skywalk High Ropes Course
Cross Country Skiing
will receive $320 per month, individual
room and board.
Earn Graduate Credits
will have a chance to gain professional experience with
the option of
earning an Environmental Education Certificate offered
University in St.Paul.
The Audubon Center of the North Woods has a partnership with Hamline University in St. Paul, MN to offer a graduate-level Certificate in Environmental Education Program. Interns arriving at the beginning of the school year, in August, are eligible to take graduate courses through Hamline University towards this 10-credit, Environmental Education Certificate. This is a way to actually earn graduate credit for your work as an intern. The Audubon Center will pay for 1 credit for every month you work. Additional courses can be purchased or audited (taken for free without credit). All courses take place on the ACNW field campus, with all transportation provided.
will get an individual room at the staff house, which is
located on a separate part of the property from the Dormitory
and Dining Hall. The
recently remodeled staff house is a rustic farmhouse on the
shores of Grindstone Lake that has a communal kitchen, living
area, and 3 bathrooms. There is room for 8 people in the staff
house. Click here for slide show of the Staff House.
encourage international interns because we believe that environmental
education and environmental issues are global in scope .
Audubon Center has an opportunity to assist educators from
other countries in developing their environmental education
those months of hands-on work and studying, I perceive a greater
achievement than through past university curriculum, a real
feeling of having developed and mastered a certain amount
of knowledge”. –
Michelle Thouin, France, 1996-1997
Internships action time frame:
Typical internships run end of August until June with possible extensions up to two years
We hope you will consider becoming part of our dynamic education team!
If you would like more information or an application contact:
Troy Douglas, Intern Coordinator
Audubon Center of the North Woods
PO Box 530
To instill a connection and commitment
to the environment in people of all
communities through experiential learning.
A healthy planet where all people
balance with the Earth.
* We demonstrate respect, care and passion for the earth, all people and all living things
* We strive for excellence in everything we do through integrity, open communication and teamwork
* Individuals are valued, engaged and appreciated for their unique contributions
* We believe in life-long learning through positive shared experiences with the natural world
* Our efforts encourage others to recognize their interconnectedness with the earth through their actions