PAID COLLEGE INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION & CONSERVATION SUMMER 2020
MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF QUAIL VALLEY CHARITIES AND ANONYMOUS DONORS
Scope of Internship: Summer 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting season for growth and learning. The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) seeks a motivated college intern with multi-disciplinary interests to explore career avenues in environmental education and nature 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 eligible for employment in the United States. In accordance with program funder guidelines, the intern selected must be a resident of Indian River County.
Commitment: Monday, June 1st through Friday, July 17th, 2020. Monday-Friday, 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 1st, 2020.
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 Amy via email or at 772-589-5050 ext. 106 with any questions.
Completed Application Form.
Transcripts showing completion of at least one year of college.
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.
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.
Resume or curriculum vitae.