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 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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m., working five days a week (one weekend day and evening included). Some of the jobs our interns will take on 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 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, and developed new public programs and 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.
This internship is supported in part by the Barbara and Jim Summers Intern Endowment Fund.
Length of Internship: Interns work from May 24 – August 22, 2021. Specific dates are somewhat flexible to suit varying schedules.
Stipend: $160/week, plus an additional summer living stipend of $500.
Housing: Due to COVID-19, housing is NOT available for summer 2021. All interns must live or be able to commute locally.
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: Summer 2021 Environmental Education Application
Director of Educational Program Development
The Wetlands Institute
1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard
Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247
Application Deadline: All applications must be received by February 21, 2021.
Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.