Friday, April 23, 2010

MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS PROGRAM TWO SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


2 PAID Internships

40 hours/week, June – August

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) is seeking to fill two Summer Internship positions.

1. Education & Communication Internship

Responsibilities will include assisting with and conducting a variety of environmental education programs & outreach activities designed to engage students, families, community members, and visitors in meaningful outdoor experiences and nature-play in and around Maryland’s coastal bays. Intern will help facilitate a connection with nature, foster understanding of and appreciation for diversity, and encourage environmental stewardship and community-based action for the benefit of the coastal bays and surrounding natural habitats and resources. In addition to conducting programs, the Education Intern will also assist with the organization of Children & Nature initiatives, Delmarva Environmental Educators Network, program preparation and cleanup, social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Blog), written communications, and miscellaneous office tasks – all integral to the success of MCBP education & outreach.

Successful candidates must demonstrate passion for the environment, desire to educate and connect children & adults with nature, commitment to conservation, and ability to work with diverse audiences. Basic computer skills including PowerPoint, Word and Excel are vital. Reliable transportation a must. Excellent oral and written communication skills are needed. Familiarity with social media is also desired. We are looking for upper level undergraduate students, but highly motivated beginning undergraduates who are majoring in education, communication, philosophy, environmental science, biology, environmental studies or related fields will be considered.

2. Science Internship

Responsibilities focus on our science-based activities. We are looking for highly motivated undergraduates who are majoring in environmental science, biology, environmental studies geography or related fields. Duties will include water sampling, fish collections, marsh surveys, sea grass surveys, data entry, data base management and general support for report preparation and office activities. Basic computer skills including PowerPoint, Word and Excel are vital, ArcGIS familiarity a plus. Reliable transportation and punctuality are a must.

Please submit letter of interest and resume (including list of 3 references) by email to:

Carrie Samis, csamis@mdcoastalbays.org for the Education & Communication position

Roman Jesien, rjesien@mdcoastalbays.org for the Science position

Application Deadline for both positions is: Friday, May 7, 2010.

Questions? Call Carrie about Education & Outreach – 410.213.2297 ext. 104

Call Roman about Science – 410.213.2297 ext. 108

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring the waters and watershed near Ocean City, Maryland. For additional information about the Maryland Coastal Bays Program visit www.mdcoastalbays.org.