Paid high school summer internships


Paid Summer High School Internship at ELC!
The Environmental Learning Center is searching for passionate, nature-loving high school students to apply for our summer internships!

The Environmental Learning Center (ELC), a 64-acre nature campus on Wabasso Island (on CR 510) in the Indian River Lagoon, seeks motivated high school students from low-income families who are interested in a paid summer internship exploring careers in a broad variety of fields through working with ELC staff and volunteers in teaching summer camps, landscape maintenance, marketing and communications, admissions/gift shop and general guest services, public programming, display aquarium and touch tank maintenance, scientific field research, and receiving mentoring and professional development workshops from nature center staff. High school interns will work alongside ELC’s college interns part of each week.








Eligibility: This internship is open to high school students of at least 16 years of age who are eligible to work in the U.S., who have completed at least one year of high school, and be eligible to qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Commitment: Monday, June 1st through Friday, July 17th, 2020. Week one is a training week and is mandatory. Work schedule varies but adds up to a total of 24 hours per week and generally consists of three 8-hour days each week.

Compensation, Food, and Transportation: This is a paid internship for $8.56 per hour.  Breakfast and lunch are provided onsite each day, as well as needed field research supplies. If in need of transportation to and from campus, arrangements will be made.  ELC is not on a GoLine stop. 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 7, 2020.

Application Process: 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.

Application Components:
1)  Completed application form.
2)  One page essay describing career interests.
3)  Two recommendation letters from teachers or coaches (no relatives please).

Summer High School Internship Career Training 2020


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255 Live Oak Drive

Vero Beach, FL 32963


Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway.

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


Phone: (772) 589-5050
email: info@discoverELC.org

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