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Naturalist Intern 

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About the Organization Traditional, hardworking, family-oriented - the cornerstones of Midwestern culture are alive and well, but there's something a little different about Kaukauna. Time-honored values are counterbalanced by an open-minded approach to problem-solving, identifying solutions, and planning for the future. While the city supports a simple life - sweet and uncomplicated - the door remains open for 'the simple life' to evolve with each generation.

Today, the City of Kaukauna is home to over 16,000 people with its own full-time Police, Fire and Rescue services and a municipally owned electric and water utility - Kaukauna Utilities. Kaukauna boasts a 350-acre Industrial Park Network, complete with rail and heavy truck access.

Beyond playgrounds, parks and trails, Kaukauna is a 'Bird City' with more than 450 acres of protected greenspace and popular public nature programming, including Eagle Days. Our proximity to the Fox River affords our residents with numerous recreational opportunities such as the Historic Grignon Mansion, the 1000 Islands Environmental Center, sports fields, a public swimming pool, and a public library.

City-sponsored events held in the Central Business District include a weekly outdoor music series - Live! from Hydro Park, Fox Firecracker 5k Run/Walk, and the Downtown Farmer's Market June through October. With such a variety of activities available, it should not come as a surprise that Kaukauna is also known as 'The Friendly City.'

Position Naturalist Intern  

About 1000 Islands Environmental Center

With 350 acres of land, the 1000 Islands Environmental Center provides the public a place to enjoy our natural resources. Recreation is provided by the many miles of trails, which can be used for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Year-round educational programs teach children and adults the importance of the inter-relationships between them and the environment.

Job Description

Function:  This is a college internship.  Provides assistance to Director/Naturalist in conducting educational programs and other activities for both students and other visitors.  Coordinates and leads student and special groups.

Reports to:  Director/Naturalist

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Coordinate and lead 1000 Islands Environmental Center’s educational programs for school and special groups.
  • Leads interpretive hikes and field trips.
  • Assists in curriculum and program development for people of all ages.
  • Assists with animal care and wildlife management programs at the Center.
  • Learns skills to assist in other areas as needed with the operations of the Nature Center.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to communicate with staff and general public.
  • Ability to assist in coordinating and directing various activities of the Nature Center.


  • College student or recent graduate in environmental education or related field of science.
  • Effective communication skills in working with people of all ages.
  • High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Be a team player.
Position Requirements
  • College student in environmental education or related field of science
  • Effective communicationskilss in working with people of all ages
  • High level of self-motivationa and enthusiasm
  • Team player
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Days  
Compensation $10.00 per hour  
Open Date 1/17/2022  
Close Date 3/11/2022  

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