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Research Education Intern
Ref No.: 19-00006
Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 06/03/2019
Position Description: 
This is a 10-week summer internship where the intern will work in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA), Office of National Marine Sanctuary (ONMS)/Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary(NMS). The intern will help the Education and Volunteer teams offer a whale-focused program for summer schools and the public in Lawrence and Boston, two neighborhoods in Massachusetts, that have a large Dominican and Puerto Rican communities. In addition, the intern will gain experience working at New England's only national marine sanctuary while also having access to a network of professionals in the intern's areas of study and interest. The tasks with be diverse and the intern will have an opportunity to help us develop current and future stewards of the sanctuary.

Major duties will include, but not limited to:
This internship includes the ability to work with a team to:
  • Organize program plan, content and logistics in advance.
  • Travel to partner sites.
  • Set up and tear down of events, including a life-sized inflatable humpbacks.
  • Present material to students, teachers, and the public in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Follow up, evaluate and document events.
  • Set up a pen-pal, webinar, or other type of exchange program between schools here and in the DR that would continue into the school year. (Summer programs provide easier access into the school and more flexibility in programming).
  • Develop bilingual curricular materials for students, their families and our soon-to-be updated website. We will share these materials with the Dominican Republic (DR).
  • Help our team communicate with our sister sanctuary in the Dominican Republic (translation of emails, phone calls).
  • Write whale-related and other sanctuary content for our web site, and traditional and social media.
  • Other related duties as needed. 
  • Communicate skillfully in written and oral formats.
Desired knowledge, skills or abilities:
  • Interested intern must be an undergraduate student, at least a rising junior, university graduates and/or master's students are highlu encouraged to apply.
  • A background in Education and/or Communications is preferable, though the candidates are welcome to pitch other backgrounds that may fit the bill.
  • Translate written materials and oral communications (in person, via phone, webinar).o Present lessons, information, short talks to children, adults, general public in a variety of settings. (We will provide training on the content)• Computer programs: Microsoft Word. We will train the intern in any other program needed
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to drive.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds preferable.
  • Can work both as a team member and independently.
  • Professional, responsible, flexible, detail-oriented, intellectually-curious, action oriented, sense of humor.           
Location: Massachusetts Bay, MA
Compensation: $16/hr
Benefits: $800 housing stipend 

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019
Required Application Materials: Please include a Resume and Cover Letter

Questions? Email Christine Louis-Jacques at