POBS and Audubon Host Paid Internship Program at The Discovery Center

The Philadelphia Outward Bound School is currently working with Audubon Mid-Atlantic on a paid internship program for high school students at The Discovery Center in Fairmount Park.

The Environmental and Outdoor Leadership Program is a 10 week internship program that exposes Philadelphia high school students to nature & the outdoor industry through lessons in local conservation, watershed protection, leadership development, and career exploration.

Students will:

  • Learn about the flora & fauna at The Discovery Center.
  • Gain an understanding of issues facing the Delaware River Watershed and what they can do to increase their stewardship in the environment.
  • Meet other high school interns with a similar interest in the environment and participate in team building opportunities to grow their bond with program staff and the other interns in the cohort.
  • Be exposed to career paths in the environmental sector via a career panel and learn what they can do to enter their chosen career path.

The program is 5 hours per week after school, including a few weekends opportunities for extra hours.  This is a paid internship program at $16 per hour. Our spring internship cohort is March-June.

Preference given to students living in Philadelphia’s 19121 & 19132 zip codes.

Application deadline is February 24, 2023.

Interested students should state their interest by emailing Jose Santiago at [email protected].