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The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum is seeking to fill an environmental/naturalist internship position. Current students interested in gaining a perspective of a career at an arboretum, in a natural resources field, or horticulture are encouraged to apply.

Environmental/Naturalist Internship Position

Arboretum Education Internship Position 
Work Program June-August 2024
12 weeks, 20 hours per week average, $16.25/hour
Application deadline: April 15, 2024

The role of the Intern at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum is to work alongside the Education Coordinator in developing and executing authentic nature and historic programming. The intern position requires a fun energetic attitude with an ability to relate to children and the general public. The hours can be somewhat flexible under the direction of the Education Coordinator. The Arboretum spans 155 acres of outdoor trails, beautiful gardens, and several water features. The intern will enjoy a summer of outdoor activities as well as using your creativity in marketing our programs and classes. If social media is your favorite pastime, this may be the position for you!

Develop Summer Camp and Field Trip Rotations—fun and instructional
• Nature, Wildlife, & Learning
• Hikes, History, & Trails
• Activities & Games
• Crafts & Classes
• Scavenger hunts

Help coordinate SFSD field trips, collaborating with principals, staff, PTO, and/or parent advocates
• Title One Field Trips, Camps, Classes
• Homeschools, clubs, other

Support marketing and community outreach for promotion of education activities under the direction of the Education Coordinator

Website Content
Email Marketing, newsletter, calendar

Magazine Ads
Classes, Events, Venue Location, Trails & Historic Site, Dog Lovers, See What’s Coming

Social Media—support the campaign calendar
• Facebook
• Instagram

Onsite Info
• Brochures
• Self-guided Tours
• Trails
• Posters

Development Goals for Arboretum Intern

• Support and attend summer programs and camps
• Support Master Gardeners’ programs
• Research other arboretum education programs to incorporate into our arboretum
• Research other educational classes offered in Sioux Falls to incorporate into our arboretum

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