Open daily from 10AM to 5PM

Evening Eco-Programs Intern

For Turtle Walks and Hatchling Releases
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Description: Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an ocean conservation organization and sea turtle hospital located adjacent to one of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches in the world. Open seven days a week, the center features free admission and hosts over 350,000 visitors each year that come from down the street, across the country and around the world. The Center features an on-site campus hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing.

LMC is accepting college level interns to assist in educational aspects of the summer Turtle Walk program, Hatchling Release program, and other various educational programming. Turtle Walks are a unique program that allows our visitors to learn about and observe the nesting and egg laying process of loggerhead sea turtles. The Turtle Walk program takes place in the evenings from approximately 8pm-12am Tuesday-Saturday in June and July. In the month of August, the
Hatchling Release program enables guests to witness newly hatched sea turtles take their first crawl back to sea. Hatchling Releases run every day of the week in the evenings from approximately 8pm-10pm in August.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist volunteers and staff with daily Turtle Walk and Hatchling Release program from 5pm-12am or later
  • Present educational programming to all ages, including Sea Turtle Sleepovers, Paint With a Purpose, Evening Guided Tours
  • Assist with volunteer training for each program
  • Assist with beach aspects of the program including scouting for nesting loggerhead sea turtles
  • Aid with group management and crowds on the beach during night time programming
  • Aid in administrative tasks, such as program registration, answering phones, responding to requests, etc.
  • Intern schedule:
    • June and July will be 5pm – 12am, or later, Tuesday – Saturday
    • August will be from 5pm – 10pm and the days of the week will vary
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate or recent graduate with a biological science or education related degree
  • In good physical condition with ability to work outdoors under adverse conditions (humidity, rain, heat)
  • Ability to walk up to three miles on uneven sand
  • Comfortable working late at night
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to interact with and educate the public
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and pass a criminal background check
  • Available for the duration of the program from May 21, 2019 – August 31, 209

Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter, references and dates of availability to Sue Thompson, Assistant Education Manager, at education@marinelife.org