Jobs & Internships

Governors Island Summer Internship 35 hrs/wk

Job Summary:

New York City Audubon is seeking a graduate-level intern for the end of May through the end of August (with possibility of extension through October) to assist with the management of our nature center. The intern will gain experience in guest engagement, exhibit interpretation, program implementation, and volunteer management. We are looking for an outgoing, self-directed individual with strong problem solving and communication skills. The perfect applicant will be excited by nurturing a new project and melding the worlds of conservation and art. The internship is five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, however there could be some scheduling flexibility. This is a paid internship. Students who are currently enrolled or have recently completed a graduate program are eligible for


• Oversee general house operations including program schedule and general facility maintenance
• Facilitate communication between stakeholders including on-island partners, volunteers, program providers, artists in residence, and NYC Audubon staff
• Engage with visitors to the space, providing interpretation and communicating NYC Audubon’s conservation message
• Facilitate guest participation in activities such as bird walks and arts and crafts
• Assist with design and implementation of activities and displays when appropriate

Preferred Qualifications:

• Currently enrolled in a graduate program (or recently graduated)
• Experience interacting with the public and volunteers
• Experience with environmental education and the natural world
• Strong problem solving and organizational skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability and willingness to work on weekends

Time Commitment:

35 hours/week, Wednesday through Sunday from May 31st until August 31st

Hours will typically be 10:30am to 5:30pm, including lunch and other breaks, with exceptions for special events

This is a seasonal, hourly internship

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Susan Elbin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include "Governors Island Internship" in the email's subject line.

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