Internship Program at MarineLab
Internships are available to college sophomores, juniors and seniors during the late spring/summer in eight-ten week sessions. Duties include assisting staff instructors as they teach and supervising students during field and laboratory activities. Interns are responsible for lab set-up and maintenance, snorkel gear maintenance and inventory, supervision of student snorkeling activities, and preparations for group arrivals. Interns may be called on to assist with almost all phases of the MarineLab environmental education program and therefore develop a comprehensive understanding of the operation of such a program.
Prerequisites: CPR and First Aid certification; Lifeguard certification; completion of at least two semesters of college level biology with a grade of B or better; ability to maintain membership in a random drug testing program; and comprehensive health insurance. SCUBA divers will receive preference.
An intern should benefit from their MarineLab experience in many ways: first hand knowledge of the unique Florida Keys environment; application of college science classroom content; "people skills" from lecturing to listening; professional and personal contacts; and practical experience in career options of teaching, research, recreation and administration. Room and board and internet access is provided for the duration of the internship.