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Internships – Summer 2010 in Maine

Herring Gut Learning Center is a non-profit marine education center overlooking a working harbor in the small fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine.  Their programs use aquaculture and marine science as springboards to learning, incorporating hands-on teaching methods to strengthen students’ skills in science, math and literacy while providing experiences that promote responsible stewardship of the marine environment.   Contact Sara Rademaker, Aquaculture and Marine Science Teacher (srademaker@herringgut.org) for more information about two Camp and one Center internship opportunities running from June 1 to August 20 2010.

Internship – Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts

Interpretive intern needed to assist with visitor services at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, a unique 7,604 acre barrier island refuge located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Positions are for 3 to 4 months (funding dependant) beginning 11 May – 22 May. Duties include but are not limited to: staffing the visitors center and bookstore; providing trailside interpretation; designing and constructing educational exhibits; volunteer coordination and recruitment; writing articles and news releases; coordinating and participating in weekly refuge programs for the public, including scouts and school groups; answering phones and responding to refuge information requests; occasional hands on biological experiences; and light maintenance duties and office work. The position involves working weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Applicants must have: the ability to work with the public in a professional manner; work with minimal supervision and in a group; have a valid driver’s license; be enthusiastic and creative. Past experience in an environmental and/or educational field is desired. Stipend will be $200-275/week based on experience and funding. Free dormitory style housing is available for days off at the mainland headquarters.
Contact Person: Kate Iaquinto,  508-945-0594 ext. 13, kate_iaquinto@fws.gov