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Public Programs Internship – Volunteer

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.  The center features free admission and hosts 350,000 visitors each year that come from down the street, across the country and around the world. The visitor experience includes up-close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles, plus a variety of aquariums, exhibits and learning programs. Located adjacent to one of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches in the world, LMC is a state-of-the-art sea turtle hospital and research facility.

The Education Department is currently accepting college level interns to assist with the development, implementation and facilitation of current and future public programming offered at LMC. The internship is an un-paid position and housing is not provided. Students interested in this program will be working under the Programs Coordinator and assisting in various projects, including, but not limited to:

  •    Facilitating currently offered public programs as needed
  •    Training and supervision of LMC volunteers to lead regularly scheduled public programs
  •    Brainstorming and assisting in the design of new, innovative and mission-centric programming
  •    Assisting with the tracking and maintaining budget for on campus programming
  •    Monitoring and communicating inventory needs for more than 20 various programs
  •    Collecting and coordinating the repurposing of recycled material donations for various crafts and campus events
  •    Maintaining relationships with LMC volunteers and LMC staff members involved with programming
  •    Facilitating payment for all regularly scheduled paid public programs
  •    Daily tasks including creating education materials and content for monthly eNewsletter, monthly programs calendar and program social
    media content.
  •    Completion of an intern project to be determined within the first week of hire. Programs Coordinator 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 Standard Operating Procedure and supplemental training materials
    • Implement 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.
  •    Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  •    Comfortable speaking with the general public, including various age ranges and ethnic backgrounds
  •    Detail oriented and organized
  •    Self-motivated and willing to learn
  •    Desire to implement spread awareness of marine science education through interactive and enthusiastic programming, both free and
    fee-based
  •    Willing to work outdoors in Florida’s heat, rain, and wind as needed

 

All interns 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). All interns must also possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test.

Terms offered: Spring, Summer, Winter; start and end dates variable based on departmental needs.

Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter and three references to education@marinelife.org