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BATS Youth Education Internship at The Marine Mammal Center
This position is a member of the School & Youth Programs team within the Education Department and supports marine science education programs offered by The Marine Mammal Center . Under the direction of the Center’s education team, interns will have opportunities to explore high quality youth programs in formal and informal education environments. As Youth Education Intern, this role focuses primarily on supporting the Seals & Slippers overnight program for organized groups of youth such as scout groups and select offerings for families. The intern will also support on at least one weekday to observe and develop resources for school programs and to focus on additional projects to further their own professional development.
You will assist the Education Department with a variety of roles. These include:
Co-lead the overnight program, Seals & Slippers, including tours, hands-on activities and guided hikes for a variety of audiences including families and scout groups.
Organize and assist with the set up and break down of programs and program supplies.
Answer program participant questions and help direct them during programs.
Interpret animal’s behaviors and animal care procedures to guests.
Work with education staff to develop resources supporting school programs.
Intern Qualifications & Experience
One or more years of undergraduate college work required in education, marine science, conservation biology or a related discipline.
Background and/or experience in leading/teaching school groups.
Background and/or experience in environmental education and natural sciences.
Ability to engage and communicate with audiences of all ages and provide exceptional customer service to a variety of audiences.
Ability to complete tasks in a productive, proactive manner.
Must have access to transportation.
Candidate must be available to start no later than January 24, 2019. The Youth Education Intern is expected to attend mandatory training from 10:00am to 4:30pm on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26. The internship runs until June 2, 2019 with the possibility for an extension through August 2019. The ideal candidate is available every Friday evening through Saturday morning plus one weekday for a total of approximately 25 hours per week. Time off must be arranged in advance. This position is unpaid and reports to the School & Youth Programs Coordinator.
*Applications will be accepted until January 24, or until the position is filled.
Please contact the School & Youth Programs Coordinator at 415-289-7367 or email@example.com if you have any questions about this opportunity.