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Environmental Education Intern

Posted: January 17, 2024 Expired: February 14, 2024
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
High School

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

The mission of the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is “to foster a greater understanding of plant and animal relationships in the environment in order to promote the conservation and restoration of natural habitats.” The Butterfly House, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden since 2001, is located in St. Louis County’s Faust Park. The central feature of the attraction is an 8,000-square-foot glass conservatory where visitors mingle with 1500 free-flying butterflies from all over the world.

Environmental Education Intern

Interns support the important work of the Butterfly House education department.  Interns will teach very diverse audiences and see how a variety of concepts can be worked into a single lesson plan. Projects may include assisting in the creation of new programming or presentations. Interns will have direct interaction with the public on a regular basis. This internship requires experience either in education, public presentations, or class work in a biological field. Some of the exciting things our interns do include:

  • Provide structured presentations to students and informal learning opportunities utilizing live insects.

  • Help with outreach programs for groups throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area.

  • Staff the instructional cart, a hands-on area, where guests can touch bio facts.

Experience Required

Basic internship requirements: 140-hour minimum commitment (will adjust to meet school requirements) Related coursework or experience in area of internship 2.5 cumulative GPA High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis

Further Comments

Our internship program offers a unique hands-on learning opportunity in a beautiful setting. All interns have direct contact with our visitors and have the opportunity to educate in a non-formal environment. While assisting the Butterfly House staff, interns will do a project related to their area that is beneficial to the intern and the Butterfly House. All internships are part time and unpaid.

How to Apply


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Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
15050 Faust Park
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-577-0888

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