Diversity Educator Intern

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Internship Position Title

Diversity Educator Intern

Host site

NC Wildlife Resource Commission- Wildlife Education Hub

Location

NC Wildlife Resources Commission Headquarters, NC State University’s Centennial Campus
1751 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606

Duration

Internships are 10 weeks full-time

Position Summary

The primary purpose of the Diversity Education Intern will be to assist the NC Wildlife Resources Commission in expanding its relevancy to diverse communities. Working in tandem with the Diversity Outreach Specialist this position will support multiple agency divisions in efforts to engage diverse communities. Two major projects for this position will be: 1) helping to develop a bilingual boater safety course schedule and helping deliver and evaluate these as part of a new educational component for the agency, as well as 2) creating virtual education learning modules for key/vital phrases in other languages for our wildlife enforcement officers to use. The intern will also assist the Diversity Outreach Specialist with projects being implemented including staff trainings on diversity topics including the ADA, appropriate language, and universal design for education, and creating methods for effectively evaluating programs being offered (e.g. either engagement and science comprehensive in participants or increased cultural competency and awareness and staff).

Job Duties

Creating and Implementing Educational Programming (65%)

  • Creating a calendar for providing bilingual boating safety courses
  • Creating virtual education learning modules for staff use
  • Assisting in education programs as needed

Professional Development and Support of Other Divisions (15%)

  • Assisting other divisions with projects such as surveys, presentations, meetings
  • Determining how diversity can be incorporated into other divisions’ projects
  • Attending any workshops, seminars, presentations or trainings

Evaluation and Reporting (12%)

  • Creating evaluations for new diversity educational opportunities
  • Disseminating surveys and collecting responses
  • Analysis of survey responses
  • Reporting of responses

Administrative Work (7%)

  • Reporting hours
  • Maintaining weekly journal
  • Weekly catch-up meetings
  • Culminating report
  • Mid- and Final Reports for CTNC

Qualifications

Required knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Proven strong spoken and written communication
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft software, including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse communities and individuals
  • Knowledge of and interest in natural sciences, ecology, wildlife or conservation science, with an ability to communicate these concepts to individuals of all ages and abilities.

Preferred knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Skills or experience with educational planning and/or evaluation
  • Ability to utilize virtual education technology including A/V and video editing equipment
  • Prior experience with evaluation and analysis of educational programs is ideal
  • Flexibility in daily schedule and work environment- including the ability to work outdoors and travel several hours for work.
  • Comfortable with community and individuals from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.
  • Bi-or Multi-lingual skills not required but ideal.

This position will provide the individual with opportunities that require several hours of travel, at times in personal vehicles (all travel reimbursed). Some night and weekend work will be required with advanced notice. Work will be both in the office and outdoors depending on the project; flexibility and ability to work in both settings for several hours are a must. 

Application Materials

Please submit a resume or CV, include contact information for 3 references (at least one must be a professional reference), a cover letter and two letters of reference.

If you have questions or require more information about this position, contact Liani Yirka, Diversity Outreach Specialist at 919-707-0190 or liani.yirka@ncwildlife.org . Learn more NC Wildlife Resources Commission at www.ncwildlife.org

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