Summary: In the Conservation Department of Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), conservation interns have the opportunity to participate in marine debris prevention initiatives that help improve the health of marine life and oceans. The Conservation internship is open to students (undergraduates or recent graduates) with a focused interest in conservation, sustainability, wildlife, biology, or nonprofits. Interns will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the Center’s conservation efforts by working directly with LMC staff. Additionally, Interns will have access to special events and programs. The internship experience is considered voluntary, thus it is not paid and housing is not provided. However, LMC can work with schools to provide the Intern with course credit. Start and end dates are flexible to accommodate school schedules.

All Interns report directly to the Conservation Manager.

Deadline: Rolling (internships offered each semester: Spring, Summer, Fall)

All Internship Details:
• Voluntary/ Unpaid/ Course Credit
• Location – Loggerhead Marinelife Center
• Required to complete an intern project.

All Internships Contact:
Katie O’Hara
Conservation Manager
kohara@marinelife.org
561-627-8280 Ext. 107

CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP
Qualifications/Skills:
• College undergraduate student or higher from the U.S. or International School.
• Days and hours are flexible (prefer 10+ hours a week).
• Desire to pursue a career in a related field, such as conservation, environmentalism, biology, sustainability, etc.
• Interest in implementing conservation solutions to help save endangered and threatened species.
• Self-motivated and possess the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
• Comfortable speaking with the general public on information related to LMC’s conservation initiatives.
• Willing to work outdoors in the South Florida heat, rain, and wind when necessary.
• Basic computer skills (knowledge in Microsoft Office is greatly desired).
• Self-motivated and possess the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
• Excellent in-person and online communication skills.
• Well organized.
• Strong attention to detail.
• A positive attitude.
• Maintain a professional attitude when representing LMC.

Job Responsibilities:
• Conducting surveys with various groups including recreational boaters and anglers on local fishing piers.
• Assisting with preparation and coordination of community workshops
• Preparing materials for conservation projects
• Conducting outreach programs and/or information tables as appropriate for trade shows, festivals, LMC events, and community events
• Conducting children’s fishing workshops for ethical angling
• Collecting and recording data for all conservation projects
• Maintaining relationships with conservation partners
• Sorting, weighing, recording, and recycling or repurposing debris collected from cleanup activities
• Completing a final project based on career objectives. The project will be provided by LMC staff within the first week of internship
• Collecting water quality and other environmental samples for partner organizations
• Contribute to blog posts when needed.
• Attend various outreaches and events over the course of the internship.
• Complete other conservation tasks as assigned and needed.
• Further support Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s mission: “To promote conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.”

Requirements to Apply:
• All interns must also possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check.
• Please send a resume, statement of interest/ cover letter, dates of availability, preferred internship position(s), and any appropriate sample work to Katie O’Hara at kohara@marinelife.org. When emailing your application materials, please use the subject line Fall/Spring/Summer Conservation Internship.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Interested candidates should send materials via email to kohara@marinelife.org.

You can also mail your application materials to:
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Attn: Conservation Internship
14200 U.S. Highway One
Juno Beach, FL 33408

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an equal opportunity employer.