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
- Aquarium Feeding Programs
- Daily Creature Feature Presentations
- Interpretive Dune, Beach and Nature Walks
- Aquarium Animal Care
- Coordinating Special Events
- Summer Nature Program, Local Outreach Events, School Programs, and much more!
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.
Length of Internship: The required duration of the internship is from May 22 – August 20, 2023. Specific dates are somewhat flexible (+/- a day or two) to suit varying schedules, but interns must be available for the full duration of the program.
Housing: Housing is NOT provided. All interns must live or be able to commute locally.
Compensation: Interns work no more than 40 hours per week and are compensated at NJ Minimum Wage. One weekend day is required, and schedules may include holidays.
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: February 19, 2023
Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.