Highlands Nature Camp Internship

High School Internship Opportunity

The Highlands Center of Natural History offers an internship for high school students to gain experiences working in environmental education.  Assist our camp leaders with Highlands Nature Camps by leading games, assisting with crafts, and helping set a good example for young campers.

Internship Overview

Nature Camp Interns start the season as volunteers working with family programming, lesson planning, and material development. Through training and real-life experiences interns gain skills with peers and youth through explorations and investigations of our 80 acre site. Through the Summer Nature Camps interns develop knowledge of Natural History and begin to interpret the natural world alongside trained professionals.

Interns assist with 3 weeks of camp during the summer. They are reliable, kind, outgoing, and are able to demonstrate good decision making abilities. Interns are required to complete an additional 15 hours of volunteering prior to the start of camp season and will attend Camp Intern Training during the week of June 3rd.

Interning in high school is a fantastic way to get real world experience before heading off to college. Interns who join the Highlands Center’s Nature Camp Internship program will develop leadership skills and gain volunteer experience that encourage career choices in elementary education, nature interpretation, or natural resource management.

students completing high school internships


Program Requirements

For full description on the internship download the Program Requirements. Ready to apply? See below!
For additional questions on please call the Education Department at 928.776.9550



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For additional questions on please call the Education Department at 928.776.9550

Our Internship Program is no longer taking applications for the 2019 Summer Camp Season. If you have questions, please contact our Education Coordinator, Jo Wurst, at jwurst@highlandscenter.org