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Naturalist Internship

La Honda CA

Naturalist Internship in Environmental Education at SAN MATEO OUTDOOR EDUCATION   

A program of the San Mateo County Office of Education                                                                                    

 Gain Skills in: Natural History Interpretation

                         Youth Supervision and Guidance


                         Instructional techniques

Interns at SMOE receive: Stipend:  $480.00 per week

                                        + Room and Board

San Mateo Outdoor Education is a five-day resident outdoor education program for fifth and sixth grade students from San Mateo County. Our site is situated in the Redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains with over 1000 acres of natural wonders to explore with our students.  The California coast provides us with exceptional opportunities to discover sea life in the tide pools, watch the migration of Gray Whales, visit colonies of Harbor Seals, and explore a coastal marsh.


 The SMOE Internship involves:

Teaching the major concepts of the program to the fifth and sixth grade students.

Counseling students.

Assisting in supervising and evaluating high school cabin leaders.

Serving as a link between classroom teachers, cabin leaders, and students.

Ensuring a safe learning environment for students.

Ultimately, we wish to provide an environmental education experience that brings about a greater social awareness for students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and increases students’ knowledge and appreciation of nature.

The internship period is a full school year. There is a two-week training period during which the Interns become familiar with the program content. This includes a variety of workshops, community building activities, and orientation to the site.  During the year, a variety of in-services, workshops, and field trips will be held. 


For more information about the program, internship and goals, go to our website:


 APPLY by April 15, 2019 for the 2019/2020 School Year!   


To apply, e-mail or mail a cover letter, resume, 3 references with phone #’s and email addresses and the completed classified application @ www.smcoe.org/employees-and-employment/

Please email or send to:

Mark Nolan, Director                                   

San Mateo Outdoor Education

101 Twin Dolphin Dr.

Redwood City, CA 94065-1064                   

Phone (650) 747-9581

E-mail   mnolan@smcoe.org

Website: www.smcoe.org/learning-and-leadership/outdoor-education/

Please call if you have any questions or would like more information.

Posted April 1, 2019

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