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Applicants must be a college sophomore or higher or up to 6 months post graduate with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
Working towards a bachelor’s degree in marine biology, biology, education, environmental science, communication, interpretation or related discipline.
Reliable transportation to and from The Florida Aquarium.
Some contact with a living collection of plants and animals in a central Florida climate.
Flexibility to work weekends, holidays and evenings.
During this internship you will hone communication and interpretation skills by learning how to develop and facilitate programming designed to engage the community in the mission, vision, and values of The Florida Aquarium.
Responsible for the instruction of educational public programs focusing on Florida and global ecosystems and their conservation messages at off-site community events throughout the semester. Ensures that all programming presented is engaging, innovative, and effective as determined by evaluation and in direct support of the mission of The Florida Aquarium.
Qualifications / Tasks
This position’s schedule requires Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5p.m. Fridays OR Sundays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. are most ideal for the second day per week, but this is flexible. Event days and times vary – flexibility to attend as many as possible is requested to allow for the best internship experience.
During this internship you will hone your skills in the interpretation (informal education) field by learning how to create, evaluate, and facilitate the educational programming offered by The Florida Aquarium.
Our Guest Engagement interns will be responsible for the instruction of educational public programs in all public areas of the Aquarium. A few examples include monitoring our touch experience habitats, engaging in informal engagement with guests on the pathway, offering scripted talks at set times during the day, and leading activity tables during special events.
Tasks & Qualifications
This position’s schedule requires availability on at least one weekend day for the duration of the internship.
Our Education Instructor interns will be working both in the field, with our Watershed Investigations field trip program, and onsite, analyzing a variety of data collected during the program. The Watershed Investigation program gives underserved 5th grade students the chance to examine biodiversity and water testing protocols at our satellite location in Apollo Beach, Florida.
Education Instructor interns will be given the opportunity to develop a number of skills related to classroom management and logistics. These interns will also assist our instructors with onsite school programming and evaluation.
This position’s schedule requires two weekdays, Monday through Friday, with morning hours preferred.
This position is only available during the summer term. Applications for this position will be reviewed only for the summer term of each year.
Our Education – Animal Care internship offers a well-rounded experience working with the Animal Care team in our Education department. This specialized internship is designed to provide valuable hands-on experience in the care of specific animals and habitats at an AZA-accredited, world-class facility.
Education – Animal Care interns are responsible for assistance with a variety of educational programs and daily outreach animal care.
Please send a cover letter, resume, schedule availability, and any accompanying documentation to our internship mailbox at email@example.com.
For information or questions regarding the internship program, please contact Melissa Dude, Volunteer Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All internships are unpaid.
Phone: (813) 273-4000