Echo Hill Outdoor School Internship Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist the teaching staff with all aspects of the school curriculum including planning, co-teaching and assessing classes.
• Overnight tent or cabin responsibility for groups of seven to ten children during the length of their stay (two to five days).
• Assist teaching staff in the supervision of students at all times (during meals, free time, etc).
• Assist in the creation and implementation of new course and curriculum ideas.
• Active involvement in the end of week staff assessment of visiting groups and general operation.
• Minimal maintenance duties (upkeep of the campus and facilities), a responsibility of all our staff.
• Completion of a special project of the intern’s design.
Interns are encouraged to create their own goals and objectives for their experience. The internship should be integrated into the intern’s course of study. It is extremely beneficial for the intern to maintain a journal throughout their tenure at Echo Hill.
Orientation, Supervision, and Evaluation provided during the Internship
• The Intern will be given a complete overview of the organizations functions and how their role as an intern will relate to the work of others.
• An educational guideline will be created by the Intern and the Supervisor to ensure that the needs of both are met and understood.
• The Intern will have weekly meetings with a staff member. Constructive feedback is an integral aspect of these evaluations.
• When applicable, contact with the Intern’s college or university is made on a regular basis.
Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students with coursework in environmental science, biology, recreation, education, adventure learning and related fields. Experience working with children of all ages is desired. Residential experience is beneficial.