Monday, June 1, 2020 through Saturday, August 8 2020
Want to spend an incredible summer minutes from the beach and in a gorgeous coastal setting? Are you searching for the opportunity to share and expand your knowledge and enthusiasm about the world we live in? Looking for the type of exciting, outdoor, hands-on internship experience that puts you out in the salt marsh or splashing in the intertidal zone looking for marine organisms?
If so, we at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station would love for you to join our summer team. Our Coastal Education and Leadership Program Assistant will achieve valuable supervisory experience as they help to manage our high school intern program. They will also gain experience leading groups of all ages and teaching a diverse array of topics that highlight the dynamic ecosystems of a barrier island. Coastal Education and Leadership Program Assistants work alongside program staff to provide a diverse range of educational and scientific program experiences. Program activities are varied and may include kayaking and canoeing, nature hikes, marsh-mucking, boat trips, campfires, science labs, seining and trawling, skit nights, marine organism collection, astronomy field trips, water testing and sampling, island tours, etc. Food and Lodging is provided for free during this position. Programs are educational and marine science based. Our programs represent an excellent opportunity to network with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, University professors, and other professionals in the exciting field of environmental education. You will gain valuable and diverse knowledge regarding aquarium and field equipment use and maintenance, group leadership skills, and build a solid base of education experience.
Please submit all application materials to the address below. Email is preferred. Feel free to contact with any questions. Subject line should read: Coastal Education and Leadership Program Assistant Application
Anne Self – Director of Adult and Family Education
34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA 23337
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to applications received by February 4, 2020.