Internship in Marine Environmental Education

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island, AL
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Interns earn a $4000 stipend and are provided full room and board at DISL.
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Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) has two paid summer internship positions available for undergraduates (junior, senior) or recent graduates from groups currently underrepresented in marine science and environmental education who are interested in informal or outdoor education. Located ~45 minutes south of Mobile, Alabama, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) is the marine research and education facility for the state of Alabama. DISL’s Discovery Hall Program offers a variety of summer camps, classes, workshops and outreach events, providing interns direct experience teaching, organizing, prepping and learning to lead environmental education and marine science education programs while learning about Gulf coast habitats. Interns receive a hands-on introduction to a diversity of marine science educational programs with a variety of audiences. Interns participate in and assist in the planning, preparation and implementation of all DHP summer programs including summer day and overnight camps, a residential class in marine science for high school students, professional development workshops for classroom teachers and a variety of community outreach events. Interns are provided the opportunity to lead programs as well.
Successful candidates should be interested in marine science or environmental education and have completed a minimum of one year of biology or education classes. Interns should enjoy working with people, including children, be comfortable in the water, have a valid US driver’s license, and be capable of handling some strenuous physical activity, as well as Alabama’s summer heat and humidity. Interns live in the Sea Lab dorms and are expected to work some nights and weekends. Interns are expected to be present for the entire internship period of May 31 to July 28.
Contact Person
Cassie Hanback, DHP Administrative Assistant
Contact Phone
251-861-2141, 7515
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