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Outdoor Education Intern (click for details)


Support COSI’s Floor Faculty by caring for and maintaining the COSI Prairie Garden while facilitating programming to engage guests through educational activities and building connections to native plants.


Ideal candidate possesses excellent organizational skills, is energetic and flexible, able to coordinate diverse tasks, able to establish good working relationships with team members, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. High school diploma or equivalent; current enrollment in a related course of study (e.g. botany, entomology, environmental education) at the collegiate level. Previous gardening experience preferred. This position is eligible for course credit; it is the intern’s responsibility to inquire with their advisors and professors to see if they can use this experience towards course credit.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Learn about the native plants found within our prairie garden and their requirements for healthy growth and sustainment.
B. Maintain the prairie garden through weeding, watering, and trimming where necessary.
C. Gain experience facilitating both formal and informal guest interactions in an outdoor setting.
D. Work alongside Master Gardner volunteers to maintain and improve the prairie garden.
E. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities, such as COSI University.
F. Serve as an example to other COSI team members in matters of appearance, attitude and performance in a manner best serving COSI team members and guests.
G. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in guest services by assuring guest safety, using courtesy to drive each guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.

SCHEDULE/HOURS: Minimum of 100 hours in the semester

A. Orientation and Training
B. Ongoing skill development
C. Coaching from supervisor and others to encourage personal development
D. Free Parking – location on COTA bus line
E. Discounts in the Atomic Cafe and Science2Go! Shop
F. Recognition and invitations to special events
G. Membership after 100 hours


  • Reports to: Floor Faculty Manager, Outdoor Programming
  • Pay: Unpaid Internship
  • Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020

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