About Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center

The 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve sits next to the campus of Antioch University in southwestern Ohio. Part of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, the Outdoor Education Center provides overnight, camp-style environmental education programs for elementary and middle school students. The Raptor Center, a facility that teaches the public about birds of prey and provides rehabilitative care for the birds, is also on the grounds.

Called "naturalist interns," participants educate visiting students with the organization's environmental education curriculum. Naturalists lead different activities in areas such as geology, forest community, birds, critters, living history and environmental problem solving. Interns also serve as educators at the Raptor Center. Additionally, naturalist interns can apply for a second term as a naturalist or one of the organization's three administrative internship roles, including program coordination, extension naturalists or Raptor Center assistant.


Open to college students, college graduates and grad students. International applicants are welcome. Candidates should have the desire to work with elementary-age children in an outdoor setting. There are no strict GPA requirements, although college transcripts will be required.

Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center

  • Attn: Rebecca Jaramillo
  • Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center
  • Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center
  • 1075 SR 343
  • Yellow Springs, OH 45387
  • Phone: (937) 767-7648


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Stipend
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Columbus, OH