The National Marine Life Center is seeking four summer interns to help with education. Applications including cover letter, resume and one letter of reference are due March 31, 2010 at 5pm. Applications can be emailed, faxed or dropped off.
We had two wonderful interns for the summer of 2009. Our two interns were Amanda Chilson currently a sophomore at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and Chelsea Scudder currently a senior at St. Mary’s College in Maryland. Over the three months with the National Marine Life Center Amanda and Chelsea became like staff. We were able to rely on them to oversee volunteers, run education programs and also take care of the patients we had. Amanda and Chelsea both designed projects for our summer Discovery Center and Education Programs.
Chelsea remarked about her internship, “As for the internship it was an awesome way to spend my summer. I learned so much about taking care of the animals and maintaining water quality. Everyone at NMLC was incredibly nice and knowing I was contributing to helping the animals make it back to the wild was a highly rewarding feeling.”
Below are pictures of Amanda during an education program and Chelsea’s project from Summer 2009. Thank you ladies!
The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of stranded sea turtles, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and small whales, and to advance scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.
Education interns will assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, fairs, and festivals. Interns will assist in giving public presentations to guests of NMLC to educate them on marine animals, conservation, and NMLC. Interns will be in charge of maintaining a coastal critter tank, including maintaining water quality, collecting and identifying the coastal animals. Other duties include, but are not limited to, assisting in the gift shop, assist with various office projects, creating displays for the exhibit center, and helping to create lesson plans and activities that are aligned with the Massachusetts State Frameworks. Each intern will work on a project; at the end of the internship the intern will present the project to the staff, volunteers and public members, this project will be aligned with the Massachusetts State Frameworks. There maybe an opportunity for hands on work with the patients of National Marine Life Center, but is not promised. Positions are unpaid.
- The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited college or university.
- Preference will be given to students or recent graduates working towards biology, environmental studies, education, or other related fields.
- Intern should demonstrate good communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Students that are adaptable, responsible, hard working, willing to learn, and have an attention to detail are encouraged to apply.
- Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Interns must be able to commit to at least three months, start and end dates are flexible due to school schedules. Summer interns should be available around May 25th – around September 1st.
- Interns must work a minimum of 20-40 hours per week.
- Must have own transportation. Housing is not provided, but NMLC will offer suggestions.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation by March 31, 2010 to:
Executive Assistant & Outreach Coordinator
National Marine Life Center
120 Main Street, P.O. Box 269
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
phone: (508) 743-9888
fax: (508) 759-5477