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Houston Audubon seeks Community Outreach Intern

Houston Audubon is a leading regional nonprofit and accredited land trust focused on protecting the natural environment for birds and people in the Houston Gulf Coast area. Our commitment to excellence in land conservation, environmental education, community
engagement, and science is foundational to advancing the conservation of birds and their habitats and improving our community for people and other wildlife. We own and manage more than 4,100 acres of habitat, including 17 nature sanctuaries that serve as community assets, venues for quality education and recreation experiences, and collaborative research opportunities.

Internship Overview
Houston Audubon’s Community Outreach Internship aims to broaden participation in
environmental conservation, outreach, and education by offering paid internships to college
students from under-resourced, underrepresented and/or Black, Indigenous, and People of
Color (BIPOC) communities. We are offering a summer internship opportunity for an
undergraduate student with an interest in environmental sciences to support our outreach
team in its efforts to advance greater understanding and stewardship of Houston’s natural
The internship is 8 weeks and runs from June 3 to July 27 for 15 hours each week. Internship
work will be done mostly at Houston Audubon’s headquarters at Edith L. Moore Nature
Sanctuary and programming locations in neighborhoods around Houston including Sunnyside,
Gulfton, and Third Ward. Due to our outreach, the intern will be expected to work at least 4
Saturdays during the internship.
Intern will be paid a stipend of $15/hour over the 8 week period. Letters of Recommendation
may also be provided as needed.

Essential Duties
Interns will engage in outreach and public engagement related to our community-based
initiative. The intern will have opportunities to assist in the following:

  • Assist in planning and coordinating community events in our target communities
  • Assist in delivering summer camp programs and other education workshops
  • Research possible organizational partnerships in target communities
  • Participate in community science conservation efforts
  • Complete a final project of a bilingual wildlife identification guide for ELMNS
  • Writing blog post about internship experience for our August newsletter

How to Apply
Please submit an email by May 24 with the subject line “Community Outreach Internship” to
Zoe Gapayao, Community Outreach Manager, at zgapayao@houstonaudubon.org. In this email,
please include:

  • A CV/resume detailing your academic and work history
  • Goal statement (1-page limit) emphasizing your interest, identifying your fit with the
    internship, and how this opportunity will further your career goals
  • List of references
  • Copy of transcript
  • Available dates

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