Job Opportunities

Trees for Tomorrow – Environmental Education Internship Positions

Trees For Tomorrow Natural Resources Specialty School, located in Eagle River, Wisconsin, is searching for two highly motivated individuals interested in gaining experience teaching people of all ages about sustainability and proper management of natural resources.

2 positions June 10 – August 16 (some flexibility in start and end dates)


  • At least 18 years old.
  • Willingness to learn and teach in the classroom and various outdoor settings using various equipment such as canoes.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of ages and backgrounds.
  • Current student in natural resources, biology, education or related fields.
  • First Aid/CPR certification through internship term is desirable. (Lifeguard certification a plus!)
  • Willingness to work variety of shifts, including nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to drive a 15-passenger van with canoe trailer.
  • Willingness to work with animal artifacts such as skulls, pelts, and related taxidermy.
  • Ability to walk 5 miles over rough terrain with a 20-pound pack.

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Community Groundworks Internship Program

Established in 2001, Community GroundWorks, Inc. (CGW) is a non-profit organization that provides access to healthy food, land, and education. Among several other programs, our organization stewards Troy Gardens, a 26 acres site of urban green space comprised of an organic farm, prairie, community gardens, kids’ garden, woodland, and food forest.

The Internship Program offers applicants the opportunity to gain hands-on skills in urban agriculture through work at three different Community GroundWorks’ programs: Troy Farm, the Troy Kids’ Garden, and the Goodman Youth Farm. Interns will begin each week together with an educational field walk, a crew-based work project, and a professional development class (with topics ranging from Greenhouse Management to Funding Your Project). Interns will also have the opportunity to work on an individual interest-based project. During the remainder of the week, interns will work in one of two focus areas: Urban Farming or Garden Education.

Urban Farming Intern – Full Season

Urban Farming Interns will spend the bulk of their time at Troy Farm. Troy Farm is a certified organic, diversified vegetable farm located on Madison’s north side. Working side-by-side with the farmers, interns learn hand-scale, sustainable farming techniques applicable to CSA, market stand, and wholesale production systems. Interns will gradually take on responsibility for supervising a variety of farm tasks, in which interns work together to manage all aspects of the farm. Urban Farming Interns can expect to gain experience in every aspect of small-scale vegetable production, from planning to implementation.

Garden Education Interns – Summer & Full Season

Garden Education Interns will spend the bulk of their time at the Troy Kids’ Garden and Goodman Youth Farm. Both programs serve children and youth ages three through eighteen with outdoor, garden-based learning. At each site, interns lead small groups of children in gardening, cooking, animal care, outdoor art, and other hands-on activities. Interns also work together to help prepare and maintain gardens and peripheral areas for student visitors. Garden Education Interns can expect to gain experience developing and implementing garden-based curricula and activities, develop a working knowledge of vegetable gardening and small-scale farm management, contribute ideas and reflections as part of a collaborative work environment, and be an active member of a diverse learning community.

Full Season Position Schedule     April 15-October 25

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Summer Position Schedule     June 10-August 9

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For best consideration, apply by: March 1, 2019

The Prairie Ecology Bus Center

The Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) is seeking a full-time (40 hrs/wk) enthusiastic, experienced, motivated and
responsible naturalist to join our teaching staff. PEBC is a non-profit environmental education/learning outreach program
with a mission of being a vehicle for appreciating and understanding the natural wonders in our own backyards .
Programs are taught both inside and outdoors at a variety of locations across the southwestern Minnesota region to
children and adults of all ages.

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Henry Vilas Zoo Counselor and Intern Positions

Henry Vilas Zoo will be offering job positions for our summer educational programming. This job would be a great fit for any environmental education student or recent grad who is also interested in wildlife. They will get to help lead educational programs and assist children with some animal encounters. There are two positions, counselor and interns. The counselors are full time and require a bit more experience and the internship is part time. The internship is great entry level experience for students.

Counselor Position

Intern Position

Information about positions at Henry Vilas Zoo

Education Manager

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is seeking an energetic, experienced, and organized individual to oversee their environmental education staff.
Applications due February 25, 2019

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Water Monitoring Internship at North Lakeland Discovery Center

During summers at the Discovery Center, located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods within 1300- lake
Vilas County, the Water Monitoring Interns are key members in our water-related monitoring and outreach efforts.

Interns assist in projects including aquatic invasive species (AIS) monitoring and removal, water quality assessments, and
lake level monitoring.

Hours: At least 40 hours/ week with usual Tuesday-Saturday work week that includes a good deal of flexibility and will
include some required evenings and holidays.
Length of Service: up to 14 weeks, approximately May 20– August 23, 2019
Compensation: $850 monthly stipend plus free shared onsite housing

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Naturalist Intern at North Lakeland Discovery Center

During summers at the Discovery Center, located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Naturalist Intern serves as
not only a guide for drop-in activities and a welcoming, friendly presence for visiting families and groups, but also as a core member
of our youth and family programming team.

This individual is responsible for facilitating positive, intergenerational experiences for
nature center visitors, garden maintenance, activities including geocaching, interpretive hikes, live animal care, our Eco-series
programs for 4-10 year olds, and for incorporating the use of adult volunteers, as well as assisting in other staff led programs such as
canoe and hiking trips and offsite environmental programming.

Hours: At least 40 hours/ week with Tuesday-Saturday schedule that includes a good deal of flexibility and will include some
required evenings
Length of Service: 13 weeks, approximately May 20– August 23
Compensation: $800 monthly stipend plus free, shared onsite housing

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Natural Resources Foundation

Operations Manager

We are currently seeking an operations manager. This is a 50-75% FTE salaried position. This role oversees human resources, benefits and payroll administration, finances, risk management, technology support, fund operations, and institutional administration. Deadline to apply: 1/31/2019

Communications Coordinator

We are currently seeking a communications coordinator. This is a 50-75% FTE salaried position. This position creates and guides the strategy for, and execution of, all communications, public relations, and marketing efforts for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Deadline to apply: 1/31/2019

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Monk Botanical Gardens

Position: AmeriCorps Member/ Environmental Education Intern
Reports to: Education Coordinator
Status: May-Aug quarter-time 450-hour AmeriCorps position
Pay Scale: AmeriCorps Living Allowance & Education Award for 450-hour minimum time position

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to For questions call 715-261-6309.

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Join the Teaching Naturalist Team at Upham Woods

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a residential facility operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and located on the beautiful Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells. The facility consists of 14 buildings that supply lodging, meals and environmental education resources year round for youth and youth leaders. The Center rests on 310 acres of forested land including Blackhawk Island, a 210-acre designated State Natural Area. This wooded property is home to sandstone outcroppings and a diverse forest community. The rock cliffs, shady canyons, caves and sandy beaches feature a variety of flora and fauna. All together weaving a unique story of biology, geology and cultural history.

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Join the Summer Camp Team at Upham Woods

Upham Woods is a residential facility operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and located on the beautiful Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells. The property rests on 318 acres of forested land including Blackhawk Island, a 218-acre island in the Wisconsin River. We offer a variety of programs including outdoor education, canoeing, archery, fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, and nature center activities including live reptiles and amphibians. All staff are responsible for the supervision of campers and teen counselors providing leadership and maintaining a positive and engaging environment. Join our summer staff and help foster amazing summer camp memories.

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Seasonal Field Instructor (temporary) – Treehaven

The Treehaven Field Instructor will advance the mission of Treehaven, contributing to educational programs by teaching environmental education programming and outdoor skills to visiting school groups and adult workshops and trainings. Lessons taught include, but are not limited to cross- country skiing, snowshoeing, shelter building, canoeing/kayaking, tracking, wolf ecology, Northwood’s ecology, interpretive hikes, stream study and other programming. The position will utilize social media to market Treehaven programs and update program information. The position
will also assist with Treehaven operations including meeting, greeting and occasionally checking in/out groups in rotation with other Treehaven team members to provide exceptional customer
service. Assist in planning or participate in public programs such as Dinner and a Speaker series, Timber Wolf Winter Ecology workshop, WAEE winter workshop and other events. In spring, help
with planning and implementing the planting plan for Treehavens’s 9,500 square foot organic garden.

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Outdoor Programs Coordinator

Rutabaga Outdoor Programs (ROP) creates opportunities for all people to connect with nature, others and
themselves through time on the water. The Outdoor Programs Coordinator implements all aspects of the ROP
Youth Program under supervision of the Director of Outdoor Programs. This position shares responsibility for
achieving business and program goals for Rutabaga Outdoor Programs and Rutabaga Paddlesports with the
entire Rutabaga team.

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University of Wisconsin Open Positions

Check this link for open position in the UW System


Aldo Leopold Nature Center 

Job Opportunities and Internships

Summer Outdoor Adventure Club, Inc.

Environmental Educator Position Announcement

General Description:

The Environmental Educator will lead half-day and full-day field trips for elementary-age youth, 1-3 days per week. The educator will lead activities sharing their enthusiasm and love for nature; ensure the safety of trip participants; and create a positive outdoor experience for all participants and co-leaders in SOAC programs. This is a part-time, paid position with Summer Outdoor Adventure Club, Inc. SOAC is a nonprofit group that provides outdoor adventures and learning in Sauk County, Wisconsin.

Time commitment:  Varies throughout the year. Half-day field trips begin at 8 am and end ~noon; full-day field trips begin at 8 am and end ~3 pm. Fall field trips run Sept-Nov; winter field trips run Jan & Feb (snow dependent); Spring field trips run April-May. In addition to the school-year position, SOAC also makes 4-5 summer adventure trips involving biking, canoeing, and camping for 3-5 days duration. Applicants are encouraged to inquire about opportunities in the summer program.

Routine activities:  Hiking; facilitating the team building low-element challenge course; snowshoeing; canoeing/kayaking; occasionally biking. Trip locations include: Hartje Nature Center and Romoren School forests (owned by the Reedsburg School District); Mirror Lake, Wildcat Mountain & Rocky Arbor State Parks; City of Reedsburg and Sauk County parks and wildlife areas; Sauk Prairie Recreation Area; Ableman Gorge (Rock Springs) and Pewits Nest (Baraboo) State Natural Areas; and other locations as assigned.

Qualifications:  Current CDL license REQUIRED to transport trip participants on school buses
Lifeguard certification preferred
Reliability, flexibility and positive attitude
Experience working with children
Knowledge of Wisconsin’s natural history

Compensation: School year trips will range from $15.00/hr to $20.00/hr depending on education and experience, history in the field, and other qualifications

Application Process: Send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Gary Williams, CEO Summer Outdoor Adventure Club, Inc,
Position is open until filled.






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