Environmental Education Internships
Education internships are for people with an interest in environmental or outdoor education, or classroom science education. In this internship, you’ll work inside and outside, with visitors of all ages, on land and mud and water and boats, and with live animals. As a Wetlands Institute education intern, you’ll work hard, never be bored, and develop the skills you need to continue your career in the education/interpretive field.
Education interns have a regular 40 hour/week schedule, usually 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., working five days a week (one weekend day included). Some evenings are required. Some of the jobs our interns will take on include:
Leading Salt Marsh Safari walks
Assisting with kayak tours
Aquarium feeding programs
Daily Feature Creature talks
Touch-tank programs at campgrounds
Each intern will also work on one major project, such as creating a new publication or exhibit, or developing a web page. Interns helped create the Jersey Island Blueway paddling trail, and developed resource packets for schoolteachers. Education interns often find time to work with research interns in such projects as the horseshoe crab census, shore bird banding, and turtle patrols.
Length of Internship: Interns work from late May to the middle of August. Specific dates are somewhat flexible to suit varying schedules.
Stipend: $160/week. Housing may be available.
Application Process: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and completed internship application to Brooke Knapick via email or US postal service. Email preferred.
Download: 2013 Internship Application
Director of Educational Program Development
The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard
Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247
Deadline: All applications must be received by March 1, 2013.
Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.