COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS

Paid high school summer internships

COLLEGE INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION & CONSERVATION SUMMER 2019
MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF QUAIL VALLEY CHARITIES AND ANONYMOUS DONORS

Scope of Internship: Summer 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting season for growth and learning. The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) seeks up to two motivated college interns with multi-disciplinary interests to explore career avenues in environmental education and conservation through assisting staff in teaching nature-based camps for children, conducting ecological field research, maintaining large display aquaria used for public education about the Indian River Lagoon, and receiving mentoring from environmental education and conservation professionals.  Interns must be able to work independently and professionally, exhibit positive attitudes at all times, and mentor younger students.

Eligibility: The internship is open to undergraduate students registered at least part-time at their institution of study for the semesters before and after the summer who have completed at least one year of coursework at the start of the internship, and who are working towards a four year degree. Applicants must be in good academic standing, be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and be a U.S. citizen. At least one of the available intern positions must be filled by a student who is an Indian River County resident.

Commitment: Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, July 19, 2019. 40 hours per week.

Compensation: This is a paid internship with a $2,500 stipend.

Housing: Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2019.

Application Procedure: Complete the application form and email it along with supporting documentation (see application components below) to Amy Shea, ELC Environmental Educator, at Amy@DiscoverELC.org. Contact 772-589-5050 ext. 106 with any questions.

Application Components:

  1. Completed Application Form.

  2. Transcripts showing completion of at least one year of college. 

  3. Essay, up to two pages in length, describing your career, education and research interests and how the internship will help in discerning and pursuing these. 

  4. Two letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to your academic and career goals and ability to pursue them. Please send one from a faculty member at your institution of study and none from relatives. 

  5. Resume or curriculum vitae.

ELC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) . Admission, memberships & donations are critical to continuing our mission. Join or give today! 

HOURS:
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (772) 589-5050
email: info@discoverELC.org
#discoverelc

ELC is a Smoke-Free campus.  
Service Dogs only, please.

Copyright 2019.

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