Mystic Aquarium Education Internships

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Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355
United States
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Education and Conservation department internships offer valuable real world, on the job experience in marine life education. Learning opportunities for interns include increased knowledge of marine science topics, marine conservation issues, curriculum design, activity development and implementation, teaching, and classroom management skills. Candidates must be reliable, have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with people of all ages, and have the ability to succeed in a team environment. Each intern, with an education staff mentor, will complete a project during their internship. These are unpaid positions with flexible schedules based on the candidate’s availability and may be completed for college credit based on the college’s guidelines. This experience is invaluable for a person looking for a career in education or marine science! Daily Duties • Assist teachers in teaching classroom and field programs for students of all ages. • Travel with Aquarium teachers to present outreach programs at local schools. • Present public programs within the Aquarium. • Assist with the design and preparation of class materials. • Whenever possible, teach portions of Aquarium classes. • Positions available include working with early childhood, school, summer camp or public conservation programs.
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Internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students, or career-change individuals. Students can receive academic credit from their school for the internship however, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for the credit. All internships are unpaid. Husbandry internships are full-semester commitments with a minimum of 38.75 hours per week. Most interns work 40 hours within five days per week. You will be required to provide a full resume that include: • Cover letter • Resume • Transcripts • 2 letters of recommendation • Writing sample
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