Coastal Education Intern
Location: Newburyport, MA
Sanctuary: Joppa Flats
The Coastal Education Intern (CEI) will work with the Education Coordinator to primarily assist field teachers with schools participating in a field trip on Plum Island or a program in the classroom. Themes include coastal ecology, bird banding and salt marshes. Additionally, the CEI will help with program preparation, curriculum development and creating organizational systems for equipment and program materials.
Train to assist staff with public programs about local ecology to school groups, families, teens, and homeschoolers,
Assist to create organizational systems for materials, field gear and supplies,
Create interpretative signage about the benefits of smart environmental practices like partial mowing, composting, and creating brush piles,
Design simple displays to educate the public about climate change, microplastics, coastal erosion, and sea level rise.
Must be at least 18 years of age,
Experience interacting with people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds,
Possess strong public speaking skills,
Experience developing lesson plans and/or activities for children,
Demonstrate creativity, reliability, flexibility, and enthusiasm, and strong oral and written communication skills,
Experience with outdoor activities such as birding and tide pooling,
Valid driver’s license preferred,
Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s).
Compensation and Benefits
This is an unpaid internship.
This internship is for the Fall Term: September – December 2022
Commitment: 12 weeks for approximately 10-12 hours per week
Schedule: Flexible Tuesday through Friday. Some Saturdays may be required.
Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Lisa Hutchings, Education Coordinator
No phone calls please.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.