Opportunities for Carroll Students

There are many opportunities for Carroll University students to receive hands-on environmental education at Prairie Springs. While majors in programs such as biology and environmental science use the property most frequently for classroom experiences, many other programs use the spaces for interdisciplinary lessons throughout the year. Opportunities to work even more closely with staff, students and community members are also available through work study and internship positions. 

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Internship and Work Study Opportunities

Each fall, spring and summer semester, Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center offers both internship and work study positions for interested students. Students will be engaged in a variety of tasks listed below and more. The experience can be tailored to fit specific student needs as well. 

Prairie Springs Job Description

  • Helping with land management, restoration and trail maintenance
  • Engaging in K-12 program design, preparation and implementation
  • Assisting in the design, preparation, implementation and clean-up of several different summer camp programs (summer internship only)
  • Working with other Carroll undergraduates as they visit/use the site for courses and research
  • Collaborating with volunteers, work study students and community members
  • Participating in meetings, trainings and professional development opportunities

Candidate Qualifications

  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must enjoy working outdoors in a range of conditions
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Must be flexible and willing to try new things
  • Must have a strong work ethic

Site Supervisor

Todd Levine, Director of Greene Field Station & Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center


Please work with your academic adviser to determine course designation, number of credit hours and other course requirements, then contact Todd Levine at tlevine@carrollu.edu.

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