HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS
Paid high school summer internships
Paid Summer High School Internship at ELC!
*We are pleased to offer a 7-week paid internship for highly motivated Indian River County students from low-income families*
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 by May 29th, 2019, who have a social security number and are eligible to work in the U.S., and who have completed at least one year of high school.
Commitment: Wednesday, May 29 through Friday, July 19, 2019. Work schedule: Three days per week, 8 hours per day, for a total of 24 hours per week for 7 weeks.
Compensation, Food, and Transportation: This is a paid internship at $8.25 per hour. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day. If in need of transportation to and from campus, transportation will be provided; ELC is not on a Go-Line stop.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.
Application Process: Complete and send the application form to Amy Shea at 255 Live Oak Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963 or Amy@DiscoverELC.org. Direct questions to Amy via email or at 772-589-5050 ext. 106.
1) Completed application form.
2) One page essay describing career interests.
3) Two recommendation letters from teachers or coaches (no relatives please).