Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Providence, RI

Environmental Education and Community Outreach Intern

Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge will be hiring a Hispanic Access Foundation Intern to work with the April Alix, Urban Refuge Coordinator, and support the efforts of the Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. The intern will mainly focus on: 

  1. Creating and conducting environmental education programs – with field trips to Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge.
  2. Work with a variety of community partners to offer nature and art programs at several Providence Parks
  3. Community outreach to engage the public

This position requires good communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse groups of people, adults and children. Most appropriate for students with an interest in program development and delivery and/or interpretive and environmental education. In addition, this position requires the intern to work independently, after receiving proper training.

We would recommend that the candidate have a vehicle, since supplies would need to be brought to the city parks. The intern will be reimbursed for mileage.   



Monday, May 21, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018 (12 weeks).
Interns will be expected to attend 2 conferences during the internship period. Travel expenses will be covered by HAF.

  • Orientation Conference - 3 day conference in Washington DC during the first week of the internship
  • Final Conference - 2 day conference held during the last 2 weeks of the internship period


  • Enrolled Enrolled in an undergraduate or degree seeking program at an accredited university/institution OR have graduated from one within the past year
  • Knowledge of or strong interest in areas pertaining to program development and delivery, biology, community outreach, and environmental education.
  • Ability to work with a team and independently.
  • Enthusiasm for working outside, positive attitude, self-starter, physically fit and organized.
  • Experience working with the public is desirable.
  • Personal vehicle highly recommended
  • Participate in a background check