Coastal Education Intern

American Littoral Society

Highlands , New Jersey

Coastal Education Internship

The American Littoral Society is a nonprofit, membership-based organization headquartered on Sandy Hook in Highlands, NJ. The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same. We are offering three summer internship opportunities based out of Sandy Hook National Recreation Area.

Primary Responsibilities for the Coastal Education Internship will include:

-Leading hands-on outdoor education programs and summer camps for kids involving seining, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

-Leading outdoor nature walks and trips for the public.

-Assisting in citizen science projects involving marine life identification.

-Researching, writing, and designing public education materials on coastal/marine topics for various audiences.

-Representing the Society at outreach events.

Qualifications: College students with environmental science, marine science, ecology or similar background may apply. Informal and/or formal education teaching experience preferred and a qualified individual must enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for the littoral zone with people from all age groups and walks of life. A basic knowledge of coastal ecosystems and the ability to identify local flora and fauna is necessary for this position. The internship will require the use of personal vehicle and laptop.

HOW TO APPLY

Internship opportunities are full time and hours are flexible with some evening and weekends required. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a well-established organization that promotes coastal conservation through education, restoration, and advocacy.

The Littoral Society offers a stipend based on experience and education and seeks applicants who can begin work in mid-May 2018.

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Lindsay Weil, lindsay@littoralsociety.org, for the Coastal Education Internship Monday, March 13th. No phone calls please. To learn more about the American Littoral Society, visit www.littoralsociety.org

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