This position is a part-time opportunity serving as the Norris Gaynor Intern assisting the Education Department at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Florida. This position supports a variety of on and off-site educational programs delivered to audiences of all ages. The prospective Intern need not be an education nor science major – art, English, computer majors, etc. could possess skills to aid the education department. Any outgoing person with an interest in education or the environment is encouraged to apply. Working with staff at the Reserve virtually may be a component of this internship, so computer skills are required. Reliable internet connection and a computer with a camera are ideal for this position. The Intern is expected to work during the times they are scheduled and successfully complete assigned tasks within a reasonable time frame. The Intern should be prepared for work both indoors and outdoors. Skills preferred include: ability to follow directions, ability to manage time appropriately, ability to communicate effectively and appropriately to a variety of age groups, ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Responsibilities: Primary duties include assisting with delivery of programs for 4th grade, 7th grade and high school/college students. The Education Intern will also deliver programs and presentations to the general public whether it be in-person or virtually. These could take place on-site at our Environmental Learning Center or offsite at Outreach events. Based on the applicant's interest and availability, other responsibilities may include: interactive surveys, photography and video production, aquarium assistance, and the handling of live marine animals. The Intern will be highly encouraged to observe/participate in field work with other Reserve departments to enhance their understanding of the variety of work that takes place within Reserve boundaries.