Jobs Environmental Education Intern


$10 - $12/hour


Hitchcock Nature Center; 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek

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This is a college internship program that runs from May through August.

Responsible for assisting in development and presentation of all aspects of the interpretive program including, but not limited to, summer camps, general public programs, school programs, and special events.

Essential Functions

Assist Environmental Educators in planning and presenting programs to various groups and individuals including, but not limited to, summer camps, schools, special events, and the general public.


Assist with publications, media, outreach, as well as general administrative support as needed.


Staff the reception desk at Hitchcock Nature Center to serve as an ambassador for Hitchcock Nature Center and Pottawattamie Conservation by greeting visitors, answering phones, keeping brochures stocked & updated, and checking out equipment.


Assist with visitor services at the front gate and with traffic in the park. 


Assist with monitoring cleanliness of Loess Hills Lodge and spot cleaning of facility as needed or as directed by Educators or Operations Supervisor.

 Assist with new projects and perform other tasks as assigned.


Be able to work a "non-traditional" work week (some weekend and evening hours). 

Be willing to travel to other county conservation parks as needed.

 Perform other duties as directed or as the situation dictates.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire and attending or planning to attend college in the conservation/education field.  Must have a valid driver’s license at time of hire and maintain it throughout the course of employment. Certification in first aid is desirable.

Professionalism and good public relations are essential, as is time management. Internships may qualify for college credit. Job performance evaluations will be completed. 

I was fortunate to become part of the Pottawattamie County family in 2014. I haven't wanted to work any other place since. The personnel I've come to know have truly become like family.

Ryan, Deputy
Sheriff's Office
6 Years with Pottawattamie County