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.
We at the Greenwich Audubon Center offer three internships for high school students:
- Volunteer Counselor-in-Training Program
- Senior High School Internship
- Eco Leadership Corps
Volunteer Counselor-in-Training Program
Several of our camp counselors and even Audubon staff, started out as CITs! The Counselor-in-Training program is a volunteer internship for 15 - 17 year olds. Starting out as a CITs is a great way to learn what it means to work in the conservation field and at a nature center and figure out if this is right for you. This is a great first step to if you want to work with children or in nature!
At our summer camp, you will have the opportunity to learn from our Teacher Naturalists about the environment around you, and help communicate and facilitate healthy learning interactions with our campers and our beautiful outdoors! By the end of camp, you will have explored most of our 285 acres of woods, orchards, swamps, and more!
Throughout the summer, you will be working with two age groups: Our explorers aged 5-7, and our adventurers aged 8-11. Play games, help guide friendships and interactions, make crafts, go on hikes, and more as you help impart the importance of nature and our environment on our campers!
Spring Senior High School Internship
If your school has an internship graduation requirement, this is the internship for you! Students from participating schools commit 4-6 weeks in April, May, and June depending on the requirements of their respective schools to help out our center in a variety of capacities. This year, interns will be doing a significant amount of habitat restoration, maintenance of newly planted and growing trees. In addition, if any school programs overlap with your internship, you can help assist Teacher Naturalists!
The Eco-Leadership Corps
The 2024 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 24th, Monday-Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, until August 16th. 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.
Understanding the environment around us is the backbone to the Eco-Leadership. Use what you learn on our 285-acre property to inform and give context to the other primary program goals of the internship!
As a team, take on a land stewardship project that helps support the conservation initiatives and missions of the Greenwich Audubon Center. Help rebuild boardwalks and clear trails, restore and rehabilitate overgrown sanctuary to support bird conservation, or identify and remove invasive plant species.
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. We have had lessons on creating bird beaks to catch specific food, identifying the different parts of a mushroom, pond food webs and more!
Stay tuned for application details coming later this month!