Youth Education Internship
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.
The position is supported and supervised by the Coordinator of School and Youth Programs with direct collaboration and support from Marine Science Educators. The intern role requires self-direction, initiative and passion.
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.
- Stay abreast of The Marine Mammal Center and marine science news to be able to inform and enhance programs and inform the public.
- Adhere to the Center's personnel policies and procedures as defined in the employee handbook and as communicated by management.
- Attend trainings and check-ins when possible.
Knowledge & Abilities
- Enthusiasm for engaging with marine science content for ages Pre-K to adult with a primary focus on youth ages 6-12.
- Strong communication, inter-personal, and writing skills.
- Exceptional customer service capacity with a variety of audiences.
- Excellent time management with the ability to multi-task.
- Self-directed and ability to take initiative.
- Ability to communicate well and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to advance the mission of The Marine Mammal Center.
Intern Qualifications & Experience
Candidate must be available to start no later than January 15, 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 4, or until the position is filled.
Please contact the School & Youth Programs Coordinator at 415-289-7367 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this opportunity.