Summer Education Internship – Volunteer 2023
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Education / Summer Education Internship – Volunteer 2023
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 NEW expanded campus at LMC. This is a part-time (up to 24-hours per week) volunteer internship opportunity beginning May 16th through the week of August 1st. Students interested in this program will be working under LMC Education Staff and assisting in various projects, including, but not limited to:
- Assisting staff in the facilitation of educational programming as needed, including, but not limited to field trips, virtual reality experiences, STEM cart talks, amphitheater shows, and public programs
- Serving as an Exhibit Interpreter to engage campus visitors with our NEW coastal habitats
- 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 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
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.
Physical Demands + Work Environment
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. Successful applicants must be comfortable in a highly dynamic environment in an active and busy office or outdoor setting. 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 the ability to adjust focus. This position may involve working outdoors in Florida, often in hot and humid conditions, and at events that extend into evening and weekend hours. Must be willing and able to travel for offsite programming and possess a valid driver’s license.
This is a seasonal position. The successful incumbent may be required to perform tasks beyond the scope of this job description as requested by the supervisor. This recruitment may be used to select candidates for additional open positions. It is our policy that all team members, including newly hired, transferred, and promoted team members, will be carefully monitored and evaluated for an initial introductory 3 month period on the job. After satisfactory completion of introductory evaluation, such team members will be evaluated annually.
Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter and three references to email@example.com.