Application deadline: February 4, 2019
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The TALON Program is Audubon Society of Portland’s paid training and employment program for young adults age 16-20 that fosters careers in
conservation, environmental education and trails.
For more information or to apply, contact Youn Han at 503-867-1597 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2019 applications available at audubonportland.org. Application Deadline: February 4, 2019.
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. 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 conservation.
Operating out of Portland Audubon's East and Northwest locations during the training and apprenticeship period,
TALON aims to reach the diversity of racial and ethnic communities living in Portland, Gresham, and Clackamas.
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 with Portland Audubon staff
- Education and skill-building in natural history
- Diversifying the environmental movement
- Paid employment!
Each training session will be scheduled on a Saturday beginning April 2019. 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.
Youn Han, Community Programs Manager:
email@example.com or call 503-867-1597