[MARMAM] Marine Education Internships, Blue Hill, Maine

Greg Williams gwilliams at meriresearch.org
Thu May 11 08:02:20 PDT 2006


Please post the announcement below.  Thank you.

 

 

 

MERI Announces Marine Education Internships – Summer 2006

 

The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI), a nonprofit organization
based in Blue Hill, Maine, is recruiting to fill three Marine Education
Internships at the MERI Center for Marine Studies. These are full-time
positions requiring a commitment of 12 weeks in Summer 2006. MERI, founded
in 1990, is an organization in Blue Hill, Maine, dedicated to protecting the
health and biodiversity of the marine environment. Current work includes
community-based marine education programs operating out of the MERI Center
for Marine Studies, and field research on the effects of pollution on marine
mammals. MERI's education programs focus on marine life along the rocky
Maine coast and promoting environmental awareness and stewardship.

This internship is an excellent opportunity for an individual working toward
a career in marine science education or environmental education to gain
practical experience in the field.   The ideal candidate will possess a
personal interest in the marine environment and a commitment to the mission
of the organization.

Primary Job Responsibility:

This position will involve working closely with senior Education Staff in
key components of the MERI education program, including leading island
ecology trips for children and adults, assisting with the day-to-day
operation of the MERI Center for Marine Studies, planning and implementing
educational science materials for adult and child community programs, and
managing MERI library and information clearinghouse files. Interns are also
expected to complete an individual education project over the term and to
produce, at minimum, a Summary Report on their topic. 

Job Description: 

*	Assist with the implementation of educational programming, including
educational Boat Cruises, MERI's Summer Day Camp, Ocean Story Hour, Ocean
Video Night, and Ocean Aquarium Room programs 
*	Assist with day-to-day operation of the MERI Center for Marine
Studies, including staffing the reception desk and the Ocean Room, and
attending some weekend and evening programs and special events 
*	Help maintain Ocean Room aquaria and touch tank, including
collection of species for exhibit in the tanks 
*	Work with Education Department staff and volunteers to reorganize
and catalogue the Sea Lending Library 
*	Compile background information, assist with production of Fact
Sheets, Teaching Kits and informational materials as assigned and for an
individual project subject area 
*	Complete a Summary Report on an assigned individual project topic 
*	Articulate and promote the MERI mission to the public 
*	Perform other duties relating to the organization's goals and
mission as required 

Reports to: Education Program Coordinator and Education Director 

Qualifications: 

Applicants should possess a BA or BS degree (Juniors and Seniors may also
apply) in environmental education, marine sciences, biology, environmental
sciences or a similar major. Applicants should also have teaching experience
both in the classroom and in the field with multiple age levels, and should
be able to work well independently and as part of a team.   Good public
speaking and writing skills are required.   Applicants must be flexible,
able to adapt to a changing work environment, and at times, be available to
work evenings, weekends, and holidays. 

Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel,
Adobe Photoshop required. Photography, graphics, and GIS skills a definite
plus. Must possess a valid drivers license and a good driving record.
Knowledge of First Aid, CPR, and water safety is a plus. 

 Time Requirements: June 12 - September 2 (12 weeks); Full-time (min. 40
hours/week); additional hours to be agreed upon by employee and Director. 

Compensation:
Housing in Blue Hill and a stipend are provided. Interns are responsible for
all travel expenses and food.   

Deadline:
Until Filled

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit by email
a letter of interest with your updated résumé and 3 references to: 

MERI Search Committee/Summer 2006 Education Internship
 <mailto:education at meriresearch.org> education at meriresearch.org  

Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI)
PO Box 1652, 55 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04616
Tel: (207) 374-2135 Fax: (207) 374-2931
Website:  <http://www.meriresearch.org> www.meriresearch.org

MERI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Greg Williams

Outreach Coordinator

Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI)

Blue Hill, ME 04614

207-374-2135 ext. 16

 

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