Internship Program at Asbury Woods

Getting the Professional Experience You Need

Asbury Woods Nature Center is a vibrant non-profit, which offers quality internship experiences for highly motivated recent graduates and current students. We are currently are accepting applications for summer naturalist internship program and our 12-month Environmental Education internship program for the 2018-19 program year.  Review of applications is ongoing and the positions remain open until filled.

Year long Experiences

Recent college graduates and current graduate students who are interested in gaining a more in-depth professional experience should apply for the 12 month environmental education internship program. This program includes a stipend and on-site housing for interns who commit to 40 hours per week of work.

Environmental Education internships (August 2018 - August 2019)

Housing and weekly stipend provided ($125/weekly)

For students who have recently completed an undergraduate or Masters degree in a natural science AND have interest in exploring the field of environmental education, this yearlong internship is a great way to get professional experience. Environmental Education (EE) interns work with children ages preK – 12th grade, helping to deliver our school curriculum. EE interns also teach our nature-based summer camp. EE interns share their passion for nature and create opportunities for children to explore, discover and learn. They also assist with caring for animals on exhibit, deliver outreach programs to schools, and assist with a variety of programs and events throughout the year. All EE interns receive a weekly stipend of $125 and on-site housing in the Intern House at Brown’s Farm Barn.

Position Descriptions

Environmental Education Intern

Short term Experiences

Current students and recent grads who are seeking a short term experience (12 – 16 weeks) should apply for our spring summer naturalist internship program.  For current students this is could be an ideal way to complete a graduation requirement. We are happy to work with students to help them meet their internship requirements, while fulfilling our organizational needs. 

12 to 16 week internships (Summer 2018)

For students who are pursuing degrees in the fields of environmental science, art, education or natural sciences and are seeking an internship to complete degree requirements, this option is for you. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about planning and developing environmental education programming for everyone from preschoolers to adults. Interns will also be involved with preparing for and implementing a variety of educational events throughout the seasons, caring for the Center’s educational animals, and assisting with maintenance of our trails, grounds and gardens. Interns will learn about the practices and day to day operations of a busy nature center. Internships in this category are available in the spring and summer.

Position Description

Naturalist Intern

Application Process

To apply for the Environmental Education Internship or the Naturalist Internship Program the following items are required:

  • Professional Resume 
  • Internship Application

            EE Internship Application

           Naturalist Internship Application

  • 1 page Statement of Interest
  • Contact Information for three professional or educational references

The application period for the summer naturalist and environmental education internships for the 2018-19 season are currently being accepted.

Submit your completed application form, resume, statement of interest, and contact information for three professional references to Kelley Lang, Education and Visitor Services Manager, by email at:

Applications will only be accepted by email. Any application mailed or hand delivered will not be reviewed.

Education Majors and Pre-Service Teachers

Students who are completing requirements for teaching certification in Biology or Environmental Education can complete field experiences and student teaching at Asbury Woods.

Student Teachers -Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom

Asbury Woods offers elementary and middle school science teacher candidates a unique experience to add to their credentials. Teaching portions of the curriculum units in the non-traditional school setting at Asbury Woods enables them to bring a wealth of unique and valuable experiences that other teacher candidates haven’t had. Asbury Woods Nature Center is an educational facility and the K-12 science lessons address the curriculum requirements of local districts as well as the PA State Academic Standards. Student teacher candidates can complete their first assignment fall semester or their second assignment in the spring semester. Please contact Steve Wasiesky at 814-835-5356 to discuss opportunities for student teachers to complete a field experience or student teaching at Asbury Woods.