Environmental Education Intern

Application Deadline:Mar. 27, 2017
Agency:Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
Location:Orange, TX

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is Platinum LEED facility with award-winning education programs!  Programs are offered in our organic garden and in the 225+ acres of bayou, cypress-tupelo swamp, forest, and meadows.  This demanding position requires initiative, self-direction, organizational skills, a positive attitude and a great sense of humor. Check our website at www.shangrilagardens.org.

  • Must be able to commit to the entire time period:  June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.
  • Work week is Tuesday through Saturday, with additional work on evenings and Mondays.


  • Assist with and support summer camp activities.
  • Teach daily school curriculum-based field trips for local school students, grades pre-K through 8 from September to May.
  • Provide guided interpretation during Outpost Tours (boat tours) for the general public and group tours.
  • Participate in outreach programs to local schools, libraries and organizations throughout the year.
  • Develop and teach public programs.
  • Provide project management (planning and implementation) on assigned projects.
  • Assist with event planning and implementation on assigned events.
  • Learn local flora and fauna in order to support a wide range of nature science programs.


  • Paid group medical beginning 8/1/2017.
  • Reimbursement for local travel.

Job type:              full-time temporary, duration 6/1/17 – 5/31/18



  • Undergraduate degree in environmental education, environmental science, or similar degree. 
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR valid through May 31, 2018.
  • Working knowledge of MS office.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills.
  • Criminal background check and drug screening required before employment.
Salary:$10-$12 per hour

Email cover letter, resume, three references, and a letter of character and integrity from someone who has known you for at least two years to Jennifer Barroeta at jbarroeta@starkfoundation.org. Please put Environmental Education Intern in the subject line.