Natural Resources Department internships provide opportunities to gain valuable work experience while helping the Natural Resources Department to accomplish important field and office related tasks.
If you have questions about any of these internship opportunities, contact Melissa Marcum at 503-629-6305 ext. 2720 or email@example.com.
Positions Currently Available
- Summer Nature Camp Interns - Join staff to gain valuable experience in environmental education. Programs are based out of the Interpretive Center and take place in the 222-acre Tualatin Hills Nature Park as well as other parks, schools and community destinations throughout Beaverton, Oregon. This position will assist with leading engaging activities, preparing materials and supervising children, ages 4 - 14, in all program activities to provide a safe, enjoyable and educational experience. Interns are expected to put in a minimum of 200 hours from June - September. Refer to the position description to the right for more information and directions on how to apply.
Other Positions - Currently Filled
Nature Preschool Interns - We are looking for preschool interns to work with classes at the Nature Park Interpretive Center. Interns must have some experience working with children and be available to volunteer on at least two weekday mornings from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Refer to the position description to the right for more information.
Office Interns - Interns work with District staff to develop basic office skills by assisting with tasks, such as data entry, laminating, matrials preparation, etc. Refer to the position description to the right for more information.
Snapping Turtle Management Intern - This is an opportunity to work with seasoned staff and gain knowledge about turtle management in urban natural areas. During nesting season (May 15 - June 30), this position would perform snapping turtle surveys along the shoreline of Koll Center Wetlands. The surveys take approximately 2 hours/day and must be completed at least 5 days/week. In August, the intern would work with staff to trap and remove snapping turtles as part of a larger habitat enhancement project for native turtles. This would require a time committment of 2 hours/day for five consecutive days. The Park District will provide this intern with a license to capture and handle non-native turtles through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Refer to the position description to the right for more information and directions on how to apply.