Summer Internship

The Dunwoody Nature Center is looking for a summer intern who wants hands-on experience in all aspects of running a successful non-profit; from marketing and programming, to accounting, database management and working with volunteers. Working with a small, dedicated staff, you’ll gain knowledge and training in the various components that make our community based non-profit work. Help us achieve our mission of inspiring the love of nature and cultivating environmental awareness and understanding.


Hours per week: 40

Employment Dates: May 29th – August 18th (Ideally). These dates are flexible considering when the intern needs to return to school. The intern must be available on Saturday, August 18th for the butterfly festival.


  • Work with the programming staff to plan and implement summer programming (camp, butterfly festival, birthday parties, field trips, and scout programs)at the Dunwoody Nature Center Campus and the Island Ford Campus
  • Document through photography and social media, the summer camp experience
  • Help increase public awareness of the Dunwoody Nature Center and its programs


  • Writing, research, computer, and statistics skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team setting


  • Stipend to be paid at end of summer

Major Areas of Learning

  • Opportunity to investigate best practices in non-profit operations and programming
  • Hands-on experience developing and implementing summer programming
  • Knowledge of realities in non-profit administration
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Event management
  • Outcomes management


  • The intern, Dunwoody Nature Center staff, and the University faculty advisor (if applicable) will collaborate to set expectations for this internship and evaluate the intern’s work. Student is responsible for negotiations with University faculty if academic credit is desired

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter electronically via email to exec@dunwoodynature.org by May 1st.


The Dunwoody Nature Center is an equal opportunity employer. Intern must pass a criminal history records check; read and agree to the Dunwoody Nature Center policy to prevent child abuse.