Organization: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Location: Manteo, NC (Outer Banks), NC, United States
Job or Internship: Internship
Interns are an integral part of the NC Aquarium’s Education team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: setting up, announcing, and showing educational videos; conducting public programs on various marine/aquatic topics (sea turtles, sharks, alligators, river otters, jellyfish, wetlands, beachcombing, marine mammals, etc.); handling live animals; staffing discovery carts; monitoring visitor behavior and answering questions at the touch tanks; and being on the floor interacting with Aquarium visitors. Each intern will complete a project during his or her 10-week internship. Projects will be conceived, designed and presented by the intern per the approval of permanent staff. The Education curator or the full-time Educators will assign additional responsibilities and projects.
Applicants should be articulate; have good public speaking and organizational skills, and interact positively with the general public, children, co-workers, and volunteers. Candidates should be majoring in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec., or a related field. A flexible schedule is required. Prior experience working with the public and a working knowledge of Outer Banks flora and fauna are preferred, but not required.
Duration: 10 week positions (start/end dates are flexible)
Minimum of 20 hours per week
Some evening, weekend, and holiday work required
To Apply: Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Shannon.Brooks@ncaquariums.com or call (252) 473-3494 ext. 254. Once you receive your application, you will need to send your application materials, along with a cover letter and resume to the address above.