Nature Net Intern


Nature Net

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Monona, WI
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We seek a motivated, organized, and creative individual who is excited about the field of environmental education and the world of non-profit organizations. The primary function of this internship is to offer you the opportunity to learn about non-profit functionality and connect with network members, while increasing the capacity of the Nature Net program to do meaningful work in our community.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining or increasing Nature Net’s social media presence with timely, entertaining, and educational posts.
  • Collecting input from Nature Net members and organizing content for various outreach projects–mailings, newsletters, social media, etc.
  • Researching and preparing content for monthly and seasonal e-newsletters, events calendars, and webpages.
  • Maintaining and updating the Nature Net website - using WordPress to update content for accuracy and relevancy, and increasing SEO.
  • Assisting Nature Net staff in preparing for and staffing outreach events as they arise. 
  • Assisting Nature Net staff with regular administrative duties as needed.
  • Presenting your own projects or ideas for consideration - make it yours!  

More About Us 

For over twenty years, Nature Net has been connecting children, families and educators to nature through hands-on, outdoor learning and exploration across south central Wisconsin and beyond. Nature Net’s network of nature centers, parks, and museums works together to ensure school-age children are exposed to the best possible environmental education experiences.

We do this through a variety of programs, including Nature Express funding for school/nature projects, Nature Passport journal and adventure guide, online resources, and monthly blog posts. 

Nature Net is a program of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and as such is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and serving a more diverse staff and community, and qualified applicants of under-represented backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.

More About You 

  • Committed and reliable: you are a junior, senior or recent graduate who has the time and organizational skills to reliably dedicate time to Nature Net.
  • Friendly and warm: you are cheerful, positive and have an open attitude. You are able to interact with the public of all ages, and will collaborate well with our fun and committed staff. 
  • Communicator: you have great communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Environmentalist: you have a demonstrated interest in building a connection with Earth and helping others to cultivate their own connections. A major in environmental studies or related field is not required.
  • Technologically adept: you have basic computer skills and can either work with or easily learn to use WordPress, Canva, Mail Chimp, and various social media platforms.
  • Independent: you can take direction from leadership but then work independently to manage projects and your time. 


Individuals interested in applying for this position should:

  1. Fill out this online form (in lieu of a cover letter) 
  2. Send your resume and 1-3 references to: 

Betsy Parker, Nature Net Director -  

Application Timeline

  • Currently accepting applications for Summer 2024
  • Accepting applications: now through April 12th
  • Interviews and reference checks conducted through April 23rd
  • Ideal start date: Mid-May

Compensation Information

What You Will Get 

  • You will engage in fulfilling work promoting the outdoors for families, children, and the community.
  • You will gain connections with Nature Net’s member sites and their staff. This is a great way to learn how different non-profits function, meet key employees, and grow your network.
  • Your work here can help build your portfolio to include project coordination, outreach and communication, and web content development, among other skills. 

Other Details 

  • This position is 10 hrs/week: hours are flexible with a weekly check-in with Nature Net staff. 
  • Compensation: this internship is paid with a starting rate of $15/hour. Potentially includes paid professional development opportunities. 
  • In-person or Virtual: this position currently remote with occasional in-person projects.  However, the position is flexible based on your needs and preferences. 
  • We often offer the opportunity to continue the following semester.