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Our internship program provides college-level students the opportunity to become part of an informal education team, working side by side with Aquarium professionals, and gaining knowledge through hands-on experience. In this program our interns will develop classroom management skills, practice public speaking, and teach in a classroom setting. All education internships are unpaid.
Commitment: As an education intern your minimum commitment would be 12 weeks, 20-40 hours per week. This opportunity is only available in the summer.
EDUCATION INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Engage students with summer day camp programs by facilitating classroom discussions, games, crafts, and teaching marine science related activities. Interpret with guests about the Aquarium’s animal collection in exhibit galleries or at stations such as shark lagoon or ray pool. Participate in education public programs such as outreaches, weekend family programs, whale watches, and overnights. Complete an intern project.
Experience working with children
Working towards or recently completed Bachelor degree
Basic marine science or marine biology knowledge preferred, but not required
Experience working in camps or other informal settings preferred, but not required
Previous customer service experience is preferred, but not required
Be a college student or recent graduate
Pass a background check
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Effective communication skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent time management skills
Excellent organizational and planning skills
General PC knowledge in Microsoft Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint
To Apply- please visit our website at http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/volunteer/college_internships/ and submit your application by Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Aquarium of the Pacific100 Aquarium WayLong Beach, CA 90802Phone: 562-590-3100
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