Environmental Education / Outdoor Recreation Part-time Facilitator or Internship

Gain valuable experience and have fun as a contributing member of the staff at Prairie Woods ELC in scenic Spicer, Minnesota. Prairie Woods is a dynamic organization with a creative, dedicated staff.
A Prairie Woods internship offers diverse experiences in environmental education and outdoor recreation, as well as connections with a community of educators who support your learning process.


  • Deliver programs to diverse groups, pre-school through senior citizen;
  • Assist with and lead EE activities such as Pond Study, Birds, Agriculture, Native Cultures, Insects Safari, Predator & Prey, and many more;
  • Teach and supervise canoeing, xc skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, geocaching and more;
  • Train to work on the Challenge Course, with high events and a climbing wall;
  • Assist with materials, equipment, curriculum, and background research;
  • Assist with trail work and stewardship of building & grounds;
  • Complete a special project based on personal interests and skills.

Desired qualifications:

  • At least one year of college or university study in a relevant field;
  • Experience working with children or young people;
  • Love of the outdoors, and sharing the outdoors with others;
  • Knowledge of nature and awareness of environmental issues;
  • Ability to do physically strenuous outdoor activities.
Internships are available for the spring and summer seasons.
Staff are hired as part-time on call.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

E-mail Kory with a letter of interest and resume. kory.k@prairiewoodselc.org