Environmental Education Intern: New Jersey

NJ Fish & Wildlife
Sedge Island, Seaside Park, NJ
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The Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center runs one-day and overnight hands-on environmental education programs for summer camps, environmental groups, educators, and the public. Groups learn about the natural and cultural history of Barnegat Bay and explore the marine environment through kayaking, seining, fishing, shellfish restoration, and other hands-on activities. This is an unpaid internship. The schedule is flexible with interns being scheduled when groups are on the island. Job Duties: • Assist and lead teaching adults and students in an outdoor classroom setting about New Jersey’s estuarine natural resources. • Stay overnight with groups. • Assist with on-going research projects, including northern diamondback terrapin, osprey, and more. • Upkeep, maintenance, and cleaning of Sedge Island equipment and facilities.
• Must be a rising Freshman, Sophomore or Junior year of college, working towards a degree in marine science, natural resource management, environmental studies, environmental education, education, or related field. • Must possess a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle. • Interest in wildlife management techniques and coastal ecology. • Ability to communicate and work well with others and independently. • Comfortable working long, hot days outside and in the water. • Passion for teaching students of all ages. • Experience in kayaking, fishing, crabbing, clamming, and birding, a plus but not required. • Must be 18 years or older.
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Karen Byrne
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