Coastal Connections, Inc. (CCinc), is a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit with a mission to protect coastal habitats and sea turtles. We are seeking up to two volunteer Conservation and Sustainability Outreach Assistants to help build, enhance, and diversify CCinc’s sea turtle conservation projects and educational community programs in Vero Beach, Florida.
SALARY: Unpaid, Volunteer Internship
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Temporary - 15 weeks, part-time up to 30 hours/week
WORK DETAIL: The work characteristics described here are representative of those interns may encounter while performing essential functions of this job.
The “Office” is not one single location, but all areas in which administrative business, program operations and community networking occurs and all work will be completed in or around Vero Beach, FL;
All applicants must provide their own transportation and have a valid driver's license and insurance;
Assist with documentation and removal of live and dead stranded marine life
Help conduct public education presentations focused on sea turtle nest evaluations
Collect and manage data on recycling efforts led by CCinc
Help lead coastal cleanup events and assist with beach basket cleanups
Serve as the Organization Liaison for local Community and Network meetings
To apply email email@example.com with subject line “Conservation Intern” requesting a full application packet. Additional job details and specific application instructions can be found within the packet. Expect to submit a cover letter, CV/Resume, two references and transcripts.
Applicants must be 18 years or older. College students or recent graduates with a conservation, biology, environmental science, coastal engineering or related degree who are responsible, adaptable, motivated, and have good attention to detail are encouraged to apply. Maturity and professionalism are necessary when interacting with the public, when working with CCinc volunteers, and assisting Indian River County staff. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US, posses a valid U.S. driver’s license, have a car or mode of transportation for daily work with valid insurance, be able to work well in teams and independently, and be willing to work in adverse conditions (i.e., humidity, heat, rain, sunlight, bugs). Applicants will be expected to commit 15 weeks during the summer, use proficient public speaking skills and work a flexible non-traditional schedule. A volunteer waiver will need to be executed before any work with CCinc can begin.