This opportunity is curated through the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Network. Opportunities posted through the Network may not be affiliated with the Florida Museum or TESI, but are shared with UF undergraduate students who want to learn more about environmental research, education and outreach, and civic engagement. 

Host Organization

Student Conservation Association

Type of position

Paid Internship

Position description

The Outreach and Education Intern will help support conservation efforts at two of the Nature Conservancy’s preserves in Central Florida. These campus preserves are under TNC Florida’s Center for Conservation Initiatives (CCI), a statewide center of excellence that focuses on supporting conservation through public outreach, education and training, science, and land stewardship. The intern will live and serve at Disney Wilderness Preserve in Kissimmee, FL and support the work at Tiger Creek Preserve in Babson Park, FL.

The purpose of this internship is to provide hands-on experiential learning for an emerging environmental/informal education professional. The primary duties for the internship focus on outreach and education (at least 80% of time).

  • The intern will work with preserve staff to develop, promote, and facilitate new and existing educational tours, public outreach events, and experiential education programs.
  • The intern will assist with training preserve outreach volunteers and facilitating volunteer workdays.
  • The intern will carry out preserve operations including opening and closing, collecting trash and recycling, and public restroom upkeep.

The intern will also assist with land stewardship activities (up to 20% of time).

  • Duties will include assisting with trail maintenance, wildlife monitoring, and invasive species surveys, management, and monitoring.

The internship work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday including some holidays.


  • $300 weekly Living Allowance*
  • AmeriCorps eligible – education award of approximately $7,395.00 upon successful completion of position and service of 1700 hours or more
  • $1,100 one-time round-trip Travel Allowance*
  • On-site shared housing with private bedrooms provided
  • $40 per week commuting allowance
  • Health insurance


  • Have a driver’s license
  • Be a citizen, permanent resident, or national of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years or older
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be willing to undergo National Service Criminal History Check
  • Personal vehicle required

Program Dates

7/15/24 – 7/11/25

To apply:

Navigate to Career Site and search “Outreach and Education Intern”.


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