Marine Education Internship – Fall 2023

Education / Marine Education Internship – Fall 2023

Reporting Relationship
Assistant Manager of Programs

Internship Summary
The Education Department is currently accepting college-level interns to assist with the development, implementation, and facilitation of current and future education programming offered on our newly expanded campus at LMC. This is a part-time (up to 24 hours per week) volunteer internship opportunity beginning in September 2023. Students interested in this program will be working under LMC Education Staff and assisting in various projects, including, but not limited to:

Core Responsibilities
Assisting staff in the facilitation of educational programming as needed, including, but not limited to field trips, public programs, STEM cart talks, amphitheater shows, and virtual reality experiences
Facilitating LMC’s community outreach and engagement programming off campus
Serving as an Exhibit Interpreter to engage campus visitors with our coastal habitats and ecosystems
Training and supervision of LMC education volunteers to lead regularly scheduled programs
Brainstorming and assisting in the design of new, innovative and mission-centric programming
Monitoring and communicating inventory needs for more than 20 various educational programs
Maintaining relationships with LMC volunteers and LMC staff members involved with programming
Daily tasks including creating education materials and content for monthly blogs, visitor engagement, and program social media content
Additional opportunities may include rotations through other departments at LMC such as our Conservation, Rehabilitation, and Research departments
Other duties as assigned

Completion of an intern project to be determined within the first week of hire. Education staff will assist with the program scope, direction, and reach. The project objectives include the following:
Learn how to successfully design and structure one complete educational program. Write age-appropriate program curricula and create a standard operating procedure and supplemental training materials. Implement the program on campus at LMC
Interns will carry out their final program and facilitate the program to LMC staff members at the end of their internship

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
Must be currently enrolled university students (full or part-time) pursuing a degree in a related discipline (i.e. marine science, biology, environmental science, education)
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test
Comfortable speaking with the general public and engaging with guests of all ages, backgrounds, and learning abilities
Motivated to work with guests in an educational capacity and lead campus programming
Detail oriented, organized, and excited to assist with various projects
Must thrive in a highly-visible, guest-facing environment that is fast-paced
Desire to spread awareness of marine science education through interactive and engaging programming, both free and fee-based
Willing to work outdoors in Florida’s heat, rain, and wind as needed

About Us
Founded in 1983, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a leading cultural attraction in South Florida that provides open access to all guests. Today the Center is a global leader in the research, rehabilitation, and protection of sea turtles, serving our broader mission to promote ocean ecosystem conservation. Annually we reach 900,000 guests with our transformational education programs and partner with nearly 100 organizations across six continents and 16 countries in ocean conservation. In early 2022, we opened a new 27,500-square-foot campus that greatly expands our exhibition, education, and convening space and doubles our medical facilities.

Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter and three references to