Virtual Learning Internship – Volunteer 2023

Division / Title

Education / Virtual Learning Internship – Volunteer 2023

Reporting Relationship

Education Department

Internship Summary
The Education Department is currently accepting a college or graduate level intern to assist with the development, implementation and facilitation of current and future online education programming aligned with Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC)’s virtual learning portfolio. This is a part-time (up to 24 hours per week) volunteer internship opportunity beginning May 16th 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

  • Assisting staff in the development, implementation and continued maintenance of free and fee- based online programs that support the understanding of marine science and human-ocean connection including, but not limited to LMC’s Virtual Coastal Classroom series, Wild About Wildlife Virtual Summer Camp, virtual field trips, and other virtual programming
  • Facilitates live and pre-recorded virtual programming with enthusiasm, using best practices in virtual learning theory and engagement. This includes virtual programming hosted both on-campus and off-campus from one of Florida’s local aquatic ecosystems
  • Maintaining the scientific integrity of virtual programs, ensuring accuracy and close mission-alignment throughout curriculum delivery
  • Brainstorming and assisting in the design of new, innovative and mission-centric distance learning programming
  • Brainstorming and assisting in the selection of LMC’s Oceans of Opportunity initiative partners to engage underserved and/or under-represented groups in virtual learning programs
  • Provides support to Education team to track inventory and expenses for virtual programming
  • 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 virtual learning program to be showcased on our Virtual Coastal Classroom YouTube playlist
  • Write age-appropriate virtual program curricula and create Standard Operating Procedure and supplemental training materials

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Self-motivated; passionate about ocean health and the importance of scientific communication
  • Thrive in a highly-visible, learner-facing environment, including virtual, indoor and outdoor spaces; Comfortable and experienced with speaking on camera and to a live virtual audience of all ages
  • Experience with virtual learning platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, YouTube, StreamYard) and learning management software, as well as Google Suite and Microsoft programs, such as Publisher, EXCEL, and Word preferred
  • 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 possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test

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