Education internships are for undergraduate students with an interest in environmental or outdoor education and/or classroom science education and have completed at least two years of college.
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. or 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., working five days a week (one weekend day and evening included). Some of the jobs our interns will take on include:
Leading Salt Marsh Safari Walks
Fishing and Seining Programs
Assisting with Back-bay Kayak and Boat Tours
Aquarium Feeding Programs
Daily Creature Feature Presentations
Interpretive Dune and Beach Walks
Summer Nature Programs
Local Outreach Events
Coordinating Special Events
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, created a Google Earth interactive Salt Marsh Safari, spearheaded critical assessments of sustainability initiatives and developed resource packets for schoolteachers and summer nature program instructors. Education interns often find time to work with research interns in such projects as the horseshoe crab census, shore bird banding, and turtle conservation initiatives.
Length of Internship: Interns work from mid-late May to mid-late August. Specific dates are somewhat flexible to suit varying schedules.
Stipend: $160/week. Housing may be available.
Application Process: To apply, please submit a complete application package which includes: cover letter, resume and completed internship application form to Brooke Knapick via email or US postal service. Email preferred.
Download Internship Application Form: 2014 Internship Application Form
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, 2014.
Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.