Calvert County Natural Resources (CCNRD) and Calvert Nature Society seek creative, enthusiastic, and organized interns to prepare and lead hands-on outdoor environmental education (EE) programs. Interns will be trained to implement lesson plans and will learn local natural history, trailside activities, and teaching techniques. Other general duties include assisting with live animal care, program materials maintenance, trail and garden work, and assisting naturalists with research projects.  Great career builder for individuals interested in careers in EE and interpretation or environmental studies.

Hours: Weekdays, with occasional weekends or evenings

Approximately 25 hours/week for 12 weeks (or a minimum of 300 hours)

Responsibilities include:

  • Environmental Education and Interpretation: creating/leading programs
  • Nature center operations: including animal care and garden and trail maintenance
  • Assist year-round staff with wildlife monitoring projects as available


  • College junior, senior, or recent graduate with education background in environmental science, environmental education, biology, recreation, or related field of study
  • Work/volunteer experience with children
  • A demonstrated interest and passion for environmental education and the natural world
  • Intern must provide their own transportation (will be traveling to various sites in Calvert County)
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification preferred, but not necessary

The successful applicant will:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be capable of working independently with mentor guidance as well as in a team with patience and flexibility