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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens-Informal Education Internship-Sun, 11/20/2022 - 12:51pm

Informal Education Internship


Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
522 S. Frontage Rd., East Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Vail , CO 81657
United States
Colorado US

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Job Description 

Informal Education Internship Opportunity, Summer 2023

Supervisor: Nanette Kuich, Education Director

Job Description

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is located on the roof of the Rockies in Vail, Colorado, with a mission to deepen understanding and promote conservation of alpine plants and fragile mountain environments.

As an Education Intern you will be a member of the Gardens staff, developing and delivering educational programs and activities focused on the alpine ecosystem for adults, families and children.

A stipend of $500 per week
Housing provided close to the Gardens

Duties & Responsibilities 

Advance your educational and environmental interpretation skills in an informal public garden setting located and specializing in Rocky Mountains ecosystems. The internship is a three-month, full-time position, beginning mid-May through August, with one weekend day required. You will develop and implement new educational and interpretive programming for all ages and assist education center and horticultural staff with all visitor and education related projects.

Education and Experience 

Current enrollment or degree in Education, Environmental Sciences, Botany, Sustainability Studies, or related field
Completion of at least one Education course
Experience or interest in conducting programs with families, children and adults
A “people person” with an ability to interact with visitors of all ages
Creative, positive and organized

Application Instructions 

To apply for the Informal Education Internship, please forward a cover letter and resume by email or mail to:
Nanette Kuich, Education Director
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
183 Gore Creek Drive, Suite 7
Vail, CO 81657

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Nanette Kuich