Respect the Locals Community Stewardship Internship Summer 2023 (Volunteer, Part time)

Division / Title

Education / Respect the Locals Community Stewardship Internship Summer 2023 (Volunteer, Part time)

Reporting Relationship

Education Department

Internship Summary
The Education Department is currently accepting a college or graduate level student for a *New* internship experience assisting with the development, implementation and facilitation of current and future community engagement and education outreach programming. This is a part-time (up to 24 hours per week) volunteer internship opportunity beginning mid-May (exact start date flexible) through August 1st, 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

  • Facilitating educational programming for community engagement as needed, including, but not limited
    to hotel outreach programs, library outreach programs, and community science programs
  • Assisting staff with the facilitation of field-based eco programming for all ages including in-water
    programming such as kayak and snorkel eco tours
  • Training of LMC education volunteers to lead regularly scheduled community outreach programs
  • Brainstorming and assisting in the design of new, innovative and mission-centric community
    engagement programming
  • Monitoring and communicating inventory needs for various outreach and eco programs
  • Maintaining relationships with LMC volunteers, LMC staff members, and LMC community partners
    involved with programming
  • 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 community outreach educational
    • Write age-appropriate program curricula and create Standard Operating Procedures and
      supplemental training materials
    • Implement the newly created program within the local community. Interns will carry out their
      final program and facilitate the program to LMC staff members at the end of their internship
  • Additional opportunities may include rotations through other departments at LMC
  • Other duties as assigned

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 drive a company vehicle
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test
  • Must be comfortable speaking with the general public, including various age ranges and ethnic
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Desire to 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

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