SCIENCE EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
Company:
ANGARI
Location:
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

SCIENCE EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Duration: Part-time (15 or 30 hrs/week including occasional evenings and weekends); starting February 1, 2019; 4-month term minimum

Stipend: Monthly stipend dependent on weekly hours; Foundation is also willing to work with intern to secure university course credit as appropriate.

Supervisor: Director of Science Education & Advancement, ANGARI Foundation

About the Position: ANGARI Foundation works to promote scientists and their ongoing research, while increasing public engagement in science via sharing of science expeditions at sea with K-college classrooms and the public. These goals are primarily achieved through media, public outreach events, citizen science initiatives, classroom visits and virtual reality film. The Foundation is seeking an intern who will take an active role in science education and outreach, including developing educational materials in conjunction with expeditions and partner scientists. The intern will also help organize and participate in marine science education events on behalf of the Foundation.

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Education and Engagement
Assist with education efforts, including development of print and presentation materials
Facilitate lesson design associated with Foundation’s 360/VR films and lead classroom implementation
Participate in citizen science, education and outreach events within the community
Support engagement through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Blog)
Foster relationships between the Foundation and its science and community partners

2. At Sea Expedition-specific Education and Engagement
Assist in development of expedition-specific educational programming
Execute education programs, including classroom visits and potential participation in research at sea
Photograph and film when appropriate

Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
College student or graduate, studying education or relevant science field
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills
A positive, can-do attitude with ability to both self-motivate and take initiative
Ability to meet deadlines
Experience working with computers, software and social media platforms
Ability to work well with both youth and adults
Ability to work in team and individual settings
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of marine and/or environmental science
Formal and/or informal education and mentoring experience
Experience in scientific writing and/or presentation
Experience working on boats and/or in the field
Lifeguard and/or SCUBA certifications; DAN Insurance

Additional Information and How to Apply: Internship may require travel and working some evenings and weekends. While most of the travel will be within the United States, international travel is possible; therefore, applicant must have a current U.S. Passport. With the Foundation functioning throughout South Florida, the applicant should have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle capable of such travel.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts (unofficial accepted) and list of 3 references with contact info to Dr. Amanda Waite at xxx-xxx-xxxx. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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