• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Internships-Education Intern

Students training to be teachers can get experience working with groups of students in elementary, middle and high schools through in-class programs and field programs (Education Intern). The education interns may receive college credit for their work.
Major Duties:
  • May assist staff and educators to develop additional elementary,middle or high school curriculum-based programs. Tasks may includeresearching state and national standards, administering evaluations andreviewing results under the supervision of experienced park staff.
  • May present a Native American Culture and biological diversityprogram for 3rd-4th grade students at our field site in Newbury Parkduring the school year.
  • May assist with the presentation of middle and high schoolscience programs in the classroom or in the field at various locationsduring the school year.
  • May assist with special projects, events, fairs all year, or with teacher workshops during the summer.
  • College student or recent graduate with a background in Education, Ecology or related field.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, be detail-oriented and organized.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to follow oral and written directions.
  • Valid driver's license is required.
  • Must have own transportation to and from worksite. Governmentvehicles are available for intern use within the scope of theirinternship.
Work Site and Conditions:
  • Intern will be based at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park.
  • Work will involve some physical activity, including hiking, walking, stooping and lifting educational equipment.
  • Twelve week (3 month) full time commitment is preferred. Part time internships for longer commitment may be arranged.
  • Intern will work weekdays


Did You Know?

The city of Los Angeles can be seen from many scenic view points in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Comprising 153,075 acres, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the world's largest urban national park. It has more area codes (5) and zip codes (26), including the notable 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, than any other unit in the National Park System.