Audubon offers various employment opportunities related to conservation, as well as positions within our infrastructure team. To learn more, please visit the National Audubon Society Career Center to review and apply for current opportunities.
The Eco-Leadership Corps
The 2022 Eco-Leadership Corps is an intern program for high school students to spend eight weeks working at our center in conservation leadership development while exploring and enhancing the 285-acre Greenwich Audubon Main Sanctuary, as well as several offsite locations of conservation interest. Interns will begin working on June 29th, Monday-Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, until August 19th. This intern program has three core components: Corps interns will study New England ecology with Audubon naturalists, improve bird habitat through hands-on learning of land stewardship practices, and develop educational programs for use in Audubon conservation programs throughout the region.
Explore our 285-acre sanctuary, as well as off-site locations, as you familiarize yourself with the local ecology of the area! Understanding the environment around us is the backbone to the Eco-Leadership. Use what you learn about the environment to inform and give context to the other primary program goals of the internship!
In the Eco-Leadership Corps, interns undertake a land stewardship project that helps support the conservation initiatives and missions of the Greenwich Audubon! Help rebuild boardwalks and clear trails, restore and rehabilitate overgrown sanctuary to support bird conservation, or help plant a garden and native plants on the property!
Conservation Education is the primary focus of the Eco-Leadership Corps. Each week, let out all your creativity as you work in a group to create an original lesson idea, that you will then deliver to our Summer Nature Day Camp groups! Last year we had lessons on creating bird beaks to catch specific food, identifying the different parts of a mushroom, pond food webs and more!
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You will also have the opportunity to engage with the public at our center and nearby areas of coastal conservation importance about the conservation work being conducted at the Greenwich Audubon! We will also be visiting nearby nature centers learn from experts in conservation and nature education, and bring back what you learn to our center community and programs!