Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park North Palm Beach, Florida
Job Type Internship

Are you, or someone you know, looking for a great summer internship? MacArthur Beach offers amazing field experiences and learning opportunities through our summer camp program and sea turtle programs. Housing for out of state candidates may be available. For more info is external)

At MacArthur Beach State Park we offer a professionally supervised experience:

  • The internship is a cooperative effort between the student, the university/college, and MacArthur Beach State Park/Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park.
  • A Park/Friends staff member is responsible for direct supervision of the student.
  • The student is provided with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned during their academic experience, combined with new field experiences and training.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Good academic standing at an accredited university/college and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Adherence to all pre-internship procedures and policies. 
  • Personal and/or telephone interview with Park/Friends staff member
  • Submission of required paperwork - Resume - References (3) - Background screening

Objectives for the student:

  • To provide the student the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in his/her professional education; to compare, evaluate, adapt, and adopt what is seen in practice to what has been previously experienced in theory.
  • To provide the student the opportunity to promote and broaden his/her understanding of and skills for their future profession.
  • To provide the student an opportunity to gain experience in leadership, supervisory, and administrative functions within MacArthur Beach State Park.
  • To help the student gain an understanding and appreciation of the role, duties, and responsibilities of full-time professional staff.
  • To develop the student’s skills in various program settings and areas; to increase his/her knowledge of the organization and administration of designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and services.
  • To provide the student an opportunity to acquire skills and in-depth knowledge to pursue specific natural science education, outdoor recreation, resource management, and marketing/PR careers.


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