The mission of the International Wolf Center is to advance the survival of wolf
populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human
role in their future. The home of the International Wolf Center is in Ely, Minnesota,
and is visited by 40,000-50,000 visitors each year. In addition to viewing our
resident wolf pack and exploring our award-winning Wolves and Humans Exhibit, visitors
also have the opportunity to explore wolf pack habitat through our many outdoor
The Center offers several wolf education internships throughout the year. Typically
internships are offered during the summer months and academic school year, although
timing may change depending on programming needs. A degree in environmental education
or related field, or prior teaching experience is preferred for the position.
Intern commitment will be 40-45 hours per week, including time on weekends and
holidays. Interns are required to have a valid driver's license and social security
number. Selection criteria includes education, experience, references, and written
For a complete job description listing principal duties and responsibilities as
well as required knowledge, skills and abilities download our
academic intern job description
, our summer intern job description 1
or our summer intern job description 2.
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|Summer (3-6 month)
||May 15 or May 28
||August 15 or October 15
|Academic Year (9-month):
*Start and end dates are flexible within a week or so, depending on the needs of
the intern. Qualified interns with demonstrated skills may be eligible for extended
or full school-year internships.
The goal of this program is to give interns a strong background in wolf
information and experience in conveying this information to the public. Interns
conduct a variety of indoor and outdoor wolf and wolf-related education programs.
Programs may have as few as two or as many as 200 participants and vary in length
from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
Summer interns work largely with the general public. Academic year interns will
have the opportunity to work with visiting school and scout groups, bus tour groups,
family weekends and adult programs. Interns will also contribute to the programming
of the Center through special projects and support work. Projects are selected based
on the talents and interests of the intern, as well as the current needs of the
Center. Other areas of training include program development, scheduling of visiting
groups, exhibit cleaning and curation, and possibly time spent in the retail, office
and information departments.
The International Wolf Center provides off-site housing for summer interns and a
$500 per month stipend. The academic year position does not include housing and is
provided a $1,000 per month stipend. All interns will be responsible for providing
their own food and transportation between the International Wolf Center and the
off-site intern housing. Interns may need to share living quarters with other interns.
If you would like to apply to our program, please download
the PDF file of the Wolf
Educator Internship Application (77k)
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it free. Submit it with a letter of interest indicating what you hope to gain and
contribute through the Wolf Educator Internship, your resume and three references
(include reference name, title, phone number and email).
Please print and complete this form. Submit it with a letter of interest indicating
what you hope to gain and contribute through the Wolf Educator Internship. Also include
your resume and three references.
International Wolf Center
1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731-8129