Position Title: Internship
Organization: Casper Mountain Science Education
Location: Casper, WY
Overview: Casper Mountain Science Program (CMSP) instructors lead small groups of Natrona County School District students visiting our multi-acre outdoor campus on Casper Mountain (approx. 8000 ft. elevation). The four-instructor team lives on site and
works to inspire young people to learn in the outdoors while developing an appreciation for science. CMSP offers both single day programs and multi-day (overnight) programs to K-12 students. Students visiting are typically between 4th and 8th grade and instructors teach lessons designed by our staff to meet the Wyoming State Science Standards and to develop students’ connection to the natural world. While some activities with students are completed indoors, a significant portion of the teaching is outside on our forested campus. When in the outdoor environment interns may be exposed to inclement weather, uneven terrain, and potentially dangerous plants and wildlife, so extra safety precautions and an awareness of the surroundings are required.
Instruction of students on campus is performed Monday through Thursday, with in school instruction and additional training done on Fridays. The hours per day vary depending on the type of program we are providing. Instructors rotate overnight
chaperoning duties when students stay overnight, which include staying with groups of students in yurts. Small “homework” assignments, readings, and other side projects are regularly assigned.
Weekends provide opportunities to explore the outdoor recreation on Casper Mountain and around the state of Wyoming. Housing is provided for instructors on our campus, which is located within ten minutes of numerous mountain-biking,
trail-running, and hiking trailheads, Nordic ski trails, a downhill ski area, and several county parks. Casper Mountain is within an hour drive of several fly-fishing, paddling, and rock climbing destinations, and many other outdoor adventures.
Salary/pay: This position is a temporary/seasonal position with work beginning January 31st, 2022 and ending May 13th, 2022. Interns will be paid $800/month gross for four months for a total stipend of $3200.