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Marine Science Summer Camp Intern (Summer Only)
Apply now for: Summer 2017
Time commitment: June 19 through August 25; Monday – Friday (8am to 6pm) with Thursday overnights. One weekend commitment is required for our Camp Open House, Saturday July 1stfrom 8am – 1pm.
* Note: Commitment may be expanded to include weeklong trips out at sea onboard a schooner or traveling for a week along the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine.
Gain valuable marine science experience and acquire outdoor teaching and leadership skills while you support the Harbor Discoveries Camp program (www.neaq.org/camps). Outdoor education interns alongside instructional and administrative staff will help manage this well-regarded environmental education program from beginning to end. The Camp program bridges the gap for children between the Aquarium and our nearby aquatic habitats. Through whale watching, tidepooling, and other field trips, packaged in the fun and engaging world of camp, we foster an excitement and appreciation of the ocean to inspire respect, understanding and action.
This position will report to the Youth Development Programs Supervisor. The ideal candidate will have an eagerness to work as part of a team - exciting and guiding youth with a can-do attitude that displays excitement at the prospect of a challenge as they explore our nearby habitats and resources, and while on tent-camping overnights.
Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strong desire to work with children between the ages of 8 and 15 preferred
Desire to mentor teenage Counselors in Training
Possess a high degree of self-motivation and initiative
Background in marine biology, ecology, environmental studies, education or related field preferred
Must be at least 18 years of age and have completed freshman year in college required
Ability to work with others and take direction
Reliability, flexibility, positive attitude and sense of humor strongly recommended
Willingness to actively encourage camper’s learning
Proficiency in foreign language desirable
Must pass mandatory state and national level CORI and SORI background checks
Must be comfortable working outside for long periods of time in various weather
Hiking, camping and outdoor living experience very helpful
Please use the link in the position description to apply.
New England Aquarium1 Central WharfBoston, MA 02110Phone: 617-973-5235
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