Sea Turtle, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a three-part mission of public education, sea turtle rehabilitation and conservation. Within our facilities, we offer educational presentations and a self-guided tour so visitors can view our rehabilitating patients and learn about sea turtle biology and conservation. Additionally, Sea Turtle, Inc. is responsible for nest conservation in the Rio Grande Valley.
Sea Turtle, Inc. is looking for two interns to assist the Education Department and enhance the visitor experience at our facility. The ideal candidate will have a great interest in informal Environmental Education. This internship involves daily interaction with the public.
The Sea Turtle, Inc. Education Intern responsibilities include:
• Giving presentations in our outdoor amphitheater to groups of over 100, ranging from pre-k to senior citizens, and answering visitor questions
• Working in the museum area and rehabilitation center as exhibit interpreters
• Assisting visitors with various exploration stations
• Providing supplemental information on the life history and behaviors of sea turtles
• Interpreting rehabilitation procedures and feeding techniques to the public
• Assisting with and conducting outreach programs for people of all ages, in schools and for various community groups
• Developing and executing an applicable program or project to enhance the education efforts of our facility
This position also includes assisting both our Marketing Department and Gift Shop. Duties include but are not limited to promoting membership and adoption packages, assisting with social media content including Facebook Live videos, assisting with special events at the facility, operating registers, and pricing and restocking inventory.
Shared housing provided on South Padre Island, Texas with $35 per workday stipend. Houses are air-conditioned and equipped with basic furniture, Wi-Fi, and kitchen supplies. Please note, pets are not allowed in housing. Food and transportation not provided. Personal vehicle is not required on the island. A 40-hour work week is typical for this position includes long hours, including having to work holidays and weekends.
How To Apply: Email resume, 3 professional references and letter of interest to Khrystyne Jamerson at Khrystyne.email@example.com
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Strong public speaking skills
• Education or experience in environmental science or marine biology
• Self-motivated and able to work independently and with a team
• Basic computer skills
• A desire to learn
• Flexible daily schedule
• Positive attitude
• Bilingual English/Spanish speakers preferred, but not required.
Applicants must be college graduates in education, biological science, wildlife and fisheries science, environmental science, or other related fields. U.S. citizenship or permit to work in the U.S. is required. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, hold a valid driver's license, and pass a criminal background check. Interns must be comfortable working in adverse weather conditions.