Application deadline: February 12, 2018
Link: TALON website
Who is Audubon Society of Portland?
Audubon Society of Portland is a conservation organization that has inspired people to love and protect nature in Oregon for over 100 years. Through our conservation and education programs, wildlife care center and sanctuaries, we strive to foster a region where people and wildlife can flourish together.
What is the TALON Program?
The TALON Program, a training and employment program for young adults aged 16-20, is designed to introduce participants to careers in conservation, wildlife care, communications, and environmental education. Based out of Portland Audubon's East Portland office at Leach Botanical Garden, TALON aims to reach the diversity of racial and ethnic communities living in Portland, Gresham, and Clackamas. TALON's goal is to give young adults a real life, hands-on experience that will better prepare them for a job in one of the many fields within environment conservation. Participants will also operate out of Portland Audubon's headquarters in Forest Park, Northwest Portland during the training period and apprenticeship period.
The TALON Program Consists of:
- Ten Saturday training sessions
- Ten weeks of summer employment in environmental education, community science, communication, wildlife rehabilitation, or trail building.
- Ongoing mentorship and advising with Audubon staff members
- Education and skill-building in natural history
- Diversifying the environmental movement
- Paid employment!
Each training session will be scheduled on a Saturday beginning April 7th, 2018.
Participants must attend 9 out of 10 Saturday training days to be eligible for apprenticeship assignment.
Who Are We Seeking?
This program is primarily for young adult's aged 16-20 who represent diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Candidates should have a continued or emerging interest in learning about the various fields in the environmental field.
For questions or an application please contact Youn Han, Community Programs Manager:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 971-222-6138.