Environmental Education Intern

Global Action Plan (GAP) is an Irish charity with the aim of creating sustainable communities across Ireland. Our mission is to support people to live more sustainable lifestyles, by offering practical yet creative solutions that inspire people to act and change their long-term consumption habits.

As part of our suite of programmes, we run a range of environmental education programmes working with schools and community groups both in the classroom and outdoors. GAP’s community garden in Ballymun, the Green Living and Sustainability Centre (GLAS), is also an accredited Discovery Primary Science and Maths centre and we run some of our workshops in the garden.
The GAP Environmental Education Internship is to provide support to the Environmental Education department in GAP, which will involve desk based work, working on our outdoor education activities, including in our community garden.

 

     

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the daily running of GAP’s environmental and biodiversity focused education programmes.
  • Taking part in educational workshops in schools and the outdoors.
  • Developing educational resources and promotional materials to support GAP’s rogrammes.
  • Development and research to support GAP’s programmes.
  • Lead parts of workshops and working with various members of the community.
  • Conduct and present an independent project – determined by programme priorities and
  • intern’s interest.
  • Participate in public events and programmes.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, natural sciences, horticulture, agriculture, or ecology is strongly favoured; and/or equivalent work experience in a related field.
  • Ability to work independently in a motivated manner, with good organisational and time management skills.
  • Enthusiasm for engaging and leading the community, including volunteers, community groups, and school groups.
  • Comfortable working both outdoors and indoors.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Desirable skills and qualifications
  • A background in environmental science, community development, education or related field.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues.
  • Interest in working with young people.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel,PowerPoint) or similar.

Benefits

  • Gain professional development in a team setting.
  • Learn valuable skills in environmental education delivery, outdoor education,
  • facilitation, sustainable practices, and community engagement.
  • Develop leadership and public speaking skills.

Terms and conditions

  • This is an unpaid internship position.
  • Minimum 3-month placement.
  • 21-28 hours per week (to be agreed with the candidate).
  • Garda vetting applies to this position (GAP will apply on your behalf).
  • Reporting to the Environmental Education Programme Coordinator
  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors under variable weather conditions.

To apply please send a Cover Letter and CV to: lorraine@globalactionplan.ie