Luing Family Internship Program
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 spend time inside and outside, with visitors of all ages, on land and mud and water and boats and with live animals. As an Environmental Education Intern, you’ll make a difference, never be bored, and develop the skills you need to continue your career in the education/interpretive field.
Some activities our interns will participate in include:
- Educational Salt Marsh Safari Walks
- Fishing, Seining and Crabbing Programs
- Back-bay Kayak and Boat Tours
- Aquarium Feeding Programs
- Daily Creature Feature Presentations
- Interpretive Dune, Beach and Nature Walks
- Summer Nature Programs
- Local Outreach Events
- School Programs
- Coordinating Special Events
Each intern will also complete 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, and developed new public programs and resource packets for schoolteachers and summer nature program instructors. Education interns often find time to assist research interns in such projects as the horseshoe crab census, shore bird banding, and turtle conservation initiatives.
This internship is supported in part by the Barbara and Jim Summers Intern Endowment Fund.
Length of Internship: The required duration of the internship is from May 23 – August 21, 2022. Specific dates are somewhat flexible to suit varying schedules.
Housing: Housing is NOT provided. All interns must live or be able to commute locally. However, interns receive a weekly stipend of $160.00 and a summer living stipend of $500.00.
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.
Director of Educational Program Development
The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard
Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247
Application Deadline: Closed for Summer 2022
Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.