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Community Outreach Intern
Ref No.: 19-00007
Location: Alpena, Michigan
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 06/03/2019
Position Description:
This is a 10-week summer internship in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The intern will work in the Sanctuary Visitor Center campus assisting the Education Coordinator and the Visitor Experience Manager with visitor center operations, programs and community outreach activities (i.e. tours, staffing visitor center, and delivering STEM/marine technology programs) at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, Michigan.  ​

Major duties will include, but not limited to: ​
  • Applicants should be comfortable working and communicating to public audiences in varied environments (including large crowds inside active visitor center and outside on visitor center campus and outbuildings).
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in learning about Great Lakes maritime heritage (including shipwreck) and the marine technology (such as underwater robotics) and then sharing that knowledge with others. 
  • Some tasks will be outside on the visitor center campus. Potential for on-water activities in Lake Huron as well.
Desired knowledge, skills or abilities:
  • Undergraduate degree preferred. Additional qualifications: 
  • Applicants must have strong communication skills (written and oral), strong work ethic and the ability to work independently.
  • Intern must be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment with attention to detail. 
  • Intern must be trustworthy, dependable and willing to work with people of different perspectives (including groups of young children and senior citizen groups as well as the general public).
  • Intern must have good organizational skills with the ability to multitask and be able to deliver programs (such as tours and hands-on activities – training provided) 
  • Create presentations, and write up reports. 
Location: Alpena, Michigan
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