[MARMAM] Ed Intern opening

Simone Cromwell scromwell at meriresearch.org
Fri May 12 05:42:07 PDT 2006

Please post the following position,



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

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
*	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 


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

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

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

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



Simone Cromwell

Lab Technician


P.O. Box 1652

Blue Hill, ME 04614



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