Career Training Internships for Students

The ELC offers a variety of paid opportunities for students in Indian River County Florida.  Through out the year our interns help with different programs at the ELC as well engaging with activities with different organizations in our community.

Accepting applications for Fall 2020

Scope of Internship: Fall of 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting season for growth and learning.  The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) seeks motivated interns with multi-disciplinary interests to learn and explore careers leading to a more sustainable future through working with staff and volunteers in assisting with a campaign to reduce single use plastic use, teaching school break camps  and weekend workshops for children, designing interpretive guest experiences, marketing and communicating our organization’s activities to the public, maintaining the large display public aquaria and touch tank, assisting in general guest services, conducting ecological field research, and receiving mentoring from our nature center staff in all manner of operations.

Eligibility: This internship is open to high school students of at least 16 years of age by the start date, who qualify for free and reduced lunch, and are eligible for work in the United States.


Commitment: This internship is flexible to meet your schedule and the changing needs of the ELC during this time. Projects will involve both in person and online aspects, and transportation will be provided on an as needed basis. In person workdays will occur afterschool, on weekends, and during school break periods. Work schedule will vary but will add up to a maximum of 24 hours per week.

Compensation, Food, and Transportation: This is a paid internship for $8.56 per hour. Needed field research supplies and ELC staff shirts are provided. If in need of transportation to and from campus or field research sites, arrangements will be made.  ELC is not on a GoLine stop. 

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

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.

Application Components:

  1. Completed Application Form.

  2. One page essay describing career interests. 

  3. Two letters of reference from teachers or coaches (no relatives please). 


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


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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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