Our 2014-2015 interns
Live and work in a national park! Join the staff at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center as a field instructor intern. This ten-month position gives you the opportunity to actively teach curriculum that meets Ohio’s state content standards for elementary and middle school education in science, math, language arts, social studies, and the fine arts.
Work with groups of 10-15 students at a time and teach classes on environmental sustainability, watersheds, and the natural and cultural history of the Cuyahoga River Watershed. You will also participate in educational programs, teacher and parent preparation, and special events programming.
You’ll receive three weeks of intensive training on our curriculum-based programs, relevant teaching methods, and classroom management techniques. Interns also participate in ongoing training and professional development throughout the year. Housing, stipends, and other short-term benefits are provided.
Apply for the 2016-2017 school year >
"Working for the CVEEC has been a very rewarding experience for me so far. At the Conservancy, I work with great, passionate people who are all about making positive impacts in the lives of students and the community. I love being a part of this untraditional classroom setting, helping students learn in a natural area and increasing my skills in leadership, teamwork, and teaching."
"At some point in life, I needed the chance to reflect, think about my life, find my niche where I would love to make a difference and plan for the future. The ten month internship at the EEC gave me that opportunity. Not only was it a rewarding experience working with children and enjoying the national park but most significantly it challenged me. It challenged me to step outside my comfort zone, build character and boosted my personal development. This internship was invaluable to my transition from undergraduate to the real world."
"Spending ten months working at the CVEEC was the best decision I could have made after college. Undoubtedly, the field instructor position prepared me for a career in the environmental arena. With the hands-on experience, ongoing training and professional development provided to me as an intern, I became a true educator. The amazing opportunity to work in the outdoors with young people on a daily basis and see them become stewards of the environment changed my life forever. I'll never forget my time 'in the forest.'"
"This experience turned out to be way more rewarding than I ever imagined. I learned so many new things and discovered the importance of interpretation and education in conservation. This internship helped me grow as a professional and an individual."