Work With Us
Marketing & Development Internship
We are currently accepting applications for Winter or Spring 2020.
Woodcock Nature Center seeks an intern to assist in its small but busy administrative office with a variety of projects, including: donor research and correspondence; marketing projects related to promoting programs events; maintenance of fundraising and email databases; fundraising event support and other clerical tasks.
This is an excellent opportunity for college students and/or recent college graduates with a background and interest in the environment, nature, education, non-profit administration, marketing and fundraising. Qualified candidates will be independent; organized; possess excellent writing, computer and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated interest in nature; and be enthusiastic and flexible.
This is an unpaid internship. Two days per week minimum. Approximately 9am to 2pm. Dates and times flexible. Send a letter of interest and resume to Lenore Herbst at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Camp Counselors
For more information, click here for our Summer Employment Page.
Summer Camp Counselor In Training (CIT)
For more information, click here for our CIT page.
We regret that we will not be able to accommodate a CIT program this summer. Strict COVID-19 guidelines from the Office of Early Childhood Education and the Governor's office have greatly reduced the number of 'campers' allowable in our program (because of their age, the State of CT considers CITs as 'campers'). Please understand that this is a great loss to our program as we enjoy sharing the camp experience with our CITs each summer. We look forward to returning to our typical programming during 2021.
High School Research Projects
We are currently accepting students
Woodcock Nature Center is looking for local high school students who want to do research! This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to gain valuable college resume builders, and developing scientific skills! Do not pass it up if you’re interested in majoring in the field of science!
If you’re interested, send an email to Sam Nunes at and describe the project you might want to do. If you don’t have an idea for a project, but you would like to do one, Sam can help you zero in on what might work best for you!
High School Senior Internships
We are currently FULL for our Spring 2020 internship program.
Woodcock can help you participate in your school’s for-credit senior internship program. We offer a 3 to 4 week work experience that typically begins in mid May and is arranged in partnership with your school. This program gives seniors the opportunity to explore an area of interest outside of their usual class schedule. Our internship is ideal for seniors who are interested in non-profits, environmental science and education as well as outdoor work. Internship projects can include: wetland specimen collecting, program set-up, trail and ground maintenance, wood-chipping, animal care tank maintenance, etc. This is an unpaid internship.
Send a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Bradshaw at email@example.com
After School Assistant
We are no longer accepting applications at this time.
The Woodcock Nature Center is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in environmental topics (Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Environmental Science, etc.) and or education (any age level) to assist our full time educators. The nature center has after school programs for students from Kindergarten all the way through middle school. These programs are seasonal and run in the Winter, Spring, and Fall. The Assistant will help facilitate the program and supervise students outdoors on and off trails. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience and knowledge that could benefit them in pursuing further studies and careers.
Monitoring and supervising students in forest and wetlands, on and off trails.
Working one on one with students and answering questions they may have or helping them find the answer
Participate in set up and break down of programs
Must be 18 years of age or older
Interest in the environment and or education
Experience working with elementary aged kids and teenagers
Comfort working with different animals and in the natural environment
Willingness to get dirty
Available at least one of the following afternoons: Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays. Occasional Fridays.
Salary: $12-15 per hour.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Sarah Breznen, Director of Education, at