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Explore
the MacKenzie Center property.
Learn
new outdoor skills and participate in environmental education.
Plan
a day program or overnight field trip to the MacKenzie Center. (Educator materials)
Contact information
For more information about the MacKenzie Center, contact:
MacKenzie Center
W7303 County Highway CS
Poynette WI 53955
608-635-8105

MacKenzie Center Internship Program

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is a diverse environmental education and outdoor skills center with a remarkable conservation history. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world.

The MacKenzie Center is looking for hardworking, energetic and flexible interns to assist with multiple aspects of the center’s operations. Apply today and join our team.

Current openings

Education

Education Internship

Work directly with the MacKenzie Education Team to provide environmental education and outdoor skills programs for schools and other groups visiting the center.

Position Summary

The MacKenzie Center is looking for a hardworking, energetic, and flexible intern to assist with environmental education and outdoor skills programs for schools and groups visiting the Center. Training will be provided for all areas of responsibility. In addition to leading environmental education and outdoor skills programs, the intern will actively participate in special events and projects, and help to develop new programs as part of the MacKenzie Center team.

This position works under the immediate direction of the Education Team Lead and is supervised by the MacKenzie Center Property Manager. This position represents and supports the rules, policies, missions, and practices of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. If a special project is needed to complete internship credit, we are happy to work out those details based on interest.

How to apply:
  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Samantha Kueffler at Samantha.Kueffler@Wisconsin.gov or by mail at MacKenzie Center, W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, WI 53955
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

Education Internship Description [PDF]

Fall and spring internships are also available. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Wildlife Technician

Wildlife Technician Internship

Work directly with wildlife staff to care for different species of non-releasable native Wisconsin wild animals in the MacKenzie Center's Wildlife Exhibit.

Position Summary:

The MacKenzie Center is looking for a hardworking, energetic, and flexible intern to work direct with wildlife technicians, to care for many different species of non-releasable native Wisconsin wild animals housed at the Center. The wildlife exhibit is a teaching tool for our visiting schools, groups, and individuals. Caring for animals directly influences the quality and quantity of education programs offered at MacKenzie. Training will be provided for all areas of responsibility.

This position works under the immediate direction of the Wildlife Team Lead and is supervised by the MacKenzie Center Property Manager. This position represents and supports the rules, policies, missions, and practices of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

How to Apply:
  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Samantha Kueffler at Samantha.Kueffler@Wisconsin.gov or by mail at MacKenzie Center, W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, WI 53955
  • Application Deadline: March 11, 2018
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

Wildlife Technician Internship Description [PDF]

Fall and spring internships are also available. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Facilities and Grounds

Facilities and Grounds Internship

Work directly with the Facilities and Grounds Team to assist with upkeep and maintenance of the Center's facilities and grounds.

Position Summary:

The MacKenzie Center is looking for a hardworking and flexible intern to assist with facilities, grounds, and overall operations of the center. In addition to helping with daily operations, the intern will actively participate in special events and projects, learn about preventative maintenance, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, trail upkeep, and invasive control.

This position works under the immediate direction of the Facility and Grounds Lead and is supervised by the MacKenzie Center Property Manager. This position represents and supports the rules, policies, missions, and practices of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. If a special project is needed to complete internship credit, we are happy to work out those details based on interest.

How to apply:
  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Samantha Kueffler at Samantha.Kueffler@Wisconsin.gov or by mail at MacKenzie Center, W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, WI 53955
  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

Facilities and Grounds Internship Description [PDF]

Fall, winter and spring internships are also available. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

History

Friends of MacKenzie History Internship

Work directly with the Facilities and Grounds Team to assist with upkeep and maintenance of the Center's facilities and grounds.

Position Summary:

The MacKenzie Center is looking for a hardworking, energetic, and flexible intern to assist with collecting, cataloging and drafting a timeline of the Center’s rich history. The intern will sort and organize documents and artifacts, with intent to preserve the MacKenzie Center history.

This position works under the immediate direction of the Education Team Lead and is supervised by the MacKenzie Center Property Manager. This position represents and supports the rules, policies, missions, and practices of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

How to apply:
  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Samantha Kueffler at Samantha.Kueffler@Wisconsin.gov or by mail at MacKenzie Center, W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, WI 53955
  • Application Deadline: March 11, 2018
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

History Internship Description [PDF]

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all job applicants and employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Last revised: Thursday March 22 2018