[MARMAM] Internship postings

Meggan Dwyer mdwyer at meriresearch.org
Tue Jan 17 10:40:38 PST 2012

*Marine Education Intern *

The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI), located in Blue Hill,
Maine, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and
education on the impacts of pollution on marine life, and to protecting the
health and biodiversity of the marine environment for future generations.
We are currently offering three Marine Education Internships for the 2012
Summer. These are full-time positions requiring a commitment of 11 weeks
(June 18th – August 31st). Current work includes community-based marine
education programs, water quality monitoring, 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.

A marine education 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 boat and
island ecology trips for children and adults, planning and implementing
educational science materials for adult and child community programs,
assisting with teen programming, and assisting with the day-to-day
operation of the MERI Center for Marine Studies.

*Job Description: *
Assist with the implementation of educational programming, including
educational boat cruises, Teens for Healthy Oceans Program, MERI's Summer
Classes, Ocean Story Hour, Ocean Video Night, and Ocean Aquarium Room

· Interpret exhibits in the Ocean Aquarium Room to visiting groups and the
general public

· 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 Aquarium, 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

· Articulate and promote the MERI mission to the public

· Stock and maintain educational program materials

· Set up and clean areas required for educational programs

· Perform other duties relating to the organization's goals and mission as

*Reports To:*
Education Program Coordinator and Education Director

*Time Requirements:*
June 18th – August 31st (11 weeks); Full-time (min. 40 hours/week)

Housing in Blue Hill and a stipend are available. A common house is used,
where interns live together and are responsible for cooking and cleaning
duties. Rooms may be shared with one other person. Interns are responsible
for all travel expenses and food.

 *Qualifications: *
Applicants should be working towards or possess a BA or BS degree
(Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply) in environmental
education, marine sciences, biology, environmental sciences or a similar
major.  Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching
science-related topics and preferably have experience teaching science to
groups of students, ages 2-18. Applicants 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
required. Must possess a valid drivers license, and a good driving record.
Knowledge of First Aid, CPR, and water safety is a plus.

*Deadline: opened until positions filled*

*To Apply:*
Please state where you found the internship posting and send a cover
letter, resume and contact information for three (3) references by e-mail
to Martha Bell, Education Director at
mbell at meriresearch.org<mbell at meriresearch.org?subject=Marine%20Education%20Internship>
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