INTERNSHIPS

Creating the scientists of the future.

 

All of the scientists at ORCA had a transformational education experience when they were younger – a mentor or an opportunity that sparked their passion for science and exploration and changed the course of their lives.

ORCA is committed to offering that type of experience to students today, to help create the scientists of the future.

 

According to an Allstate/Heartland Monitor Poll, 78% of adults believe that it’s harder for young people to get started today than it was in previous generations. We agree, and it worries us. We strongly believe that it is going to take these young, passionate, innovative professionals to reverse the degradation that has occurred – and continues to occur – in the Indian River Lagoon, as well as in estuaries and oceans throughout the world.

 

At ORCA, we are committed to mentoring these young professionals.  We offer young environmental scientists a unique internship experience. ORCA’s culture and mission provides young staff members a wide range of field and laboratory experiences not common in most internships. It also allows the development of some of the most important skills needed for a successful career in the 21st century – things like problem solving, logistics, project management, and interdisciplinary thinking. An internship at ORCA also means the opportunity to meet and network with professionals and leaders in the many different environmental disciplines – scientists, engineers, policy makers, advocates, politicians, educators.

 

Current Internship Opportunities

ORCA Summer Education Internship

 

Description

Interns will work at ORCA’s facility in Fort Pierce and in the field for summer camps. Duties include, but are not limited to, developing, teaching, and evaluating Indian River Lagoon conservation activities; supervising summer camp activities; daily set-up and break down of camp activities; overseeing other activities and programming; cleaning and organizing education spaces; media editing (videos, photos, etc.) and enhancing our Kilroy Academy website - an online STEAM resource for students grades 9-12 (www.kilroyacademy.org). No prior media editing experience is required. Additional objectives can be developed based on the intern’s personal interests, strengths and/or experience.

 

Duration

The internship will run May 7, 2018 to August 3, 2018. Interns will be required to assist with two one-week summer camps for high school general education students and Exceptional Student Education students (June 4-8 & June 11-15; 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. each day of the camp).

 

Eligibility & Requirements

Potential Interns should be pursuing a degree in Education or Marine Science. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. They should be comfortable spending long, hot days outside and in the water. CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard certifications are preferred but not required. Though teaching experience is a plus, it is not required. All Interns will receive thorough training in Indian River Lagoon conservation topics, the work of Ocean Research & Conservation Association and media editing. ORCA Summer Interns will become more comfortable and confident teachers/presenters, gain curriculum development experience, and make valuable professional contacts for future scientific and/or educational endeavors.

 

What we require:

  • Work a minimum of 200 hours from May 7 to August 3, at least 16 hours per week. The work schedule is flexible, but should remain consistent over the course of the Internship and must occur during normal business hours.
  • Mandatory attendance required for (two) one-week summer camps in June. These weeks require a five-hour commitment, 9am-2pm, Monday through Friday. The camps will be held June 4-8 and June 11-15.
  • College coursework in education, marine science, biology, environmental science, or related course of study strongly encouraged.
  • Strong interest in working with children, and environmental science or marine science.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Must be enthusiastic, outgoing, and reliable.
  • Flexibility and ability to work individually as well as in a team.
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors despite extremely sunny, hot or rainy conditions. Must be physically capable of walking several miles, and lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Comfort working aboard motor vessels is a plus.
  • Prompt arrival for shifts.
  • Must undergo a background check.

 

Details

We will gladly work with your school if they offer college credit for internships. Please notify us in advance if any specific requirements or evaluation procedures need to be met to earn credit. While this is an unpaid internship, we will provide a $500 stipend for completion of 200 hours over the course of the summer AND complete attendance for the two weeks of summer camps in June. Housing is not provided.

 

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the application and submit the completed application with resume or CV to rrohm@teamorca.org no later than April 27, 2018.

 

For more information regarding the internship, contact Retta Rohm, Education Coordinator
at (772) 467-1600 or rrohm@teamorca.org

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Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

P: 772.467.1600     F: 772.467.1602

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Duerr Laboratory for Marine Conservation

1420 Seaway Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

P: 772.467.1600     F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

 

Please help support our mission.

ORCA is committed to offering that type of experience to students today, to help create the scientists of the future.

 

According to an Allstate/Heartland Monitor Poll, 78% of adults believe that it’s harder for young people to get started today than it was in previous generations. We agree, and it worries us. We strongly believe that it is going to take these young, passionate, innovative professionals to reverse the degradation that has occurred – and continues to occur – in the Indian River Lagoon, as well as in estuaries and oceans throughout the world.

 

At ORCA, we are committed to mentoring these young professionals.  We offer young environmental scientists a unique internship experience. ORCA’s culture and mission provides young staff members a wide range of field and laboratory experiences not common in most internships. It also allows the development of some of the most important skills needed for a successful career in the 21st century – things like problem solving, logistics, project management, and interdisciplinary thinking. An internship at ORCA also means the opportunity to meet and network with professionals and leaders in the many different environmental disciplines – scientists, engineers, policy makers, advocates, politicians, educators.

 

Current Internship Opportunities

ORCA Summer Education Internship

 

Description

Interns will work at ORCA’s facility in Fort Pierce and in the field for summer camps. Duties include, but are not limited to, developing, teaching, and evaluating Indian River Lagoon conservation activities; supervising summer camp activities; daily set-up and break down of camp activities; overseeing other activities and programming; cleaning and organizing education spaces; media editing (videos, photos, etc.) and enhancing our Kilroy Academy website - an online STEAM resource for students grades 9-12 (www.kilroyacademy.org). No prior media editing experience is required. Additional objectives can be developed based on the intern’s personal interests, strengths and/or experience.

 

Duration

The internship will run May 7, 2018 to August 3, 2018. Interns will be required to assist with two one-week summer camps for high school general education students and Exceptional Student Education students (June 4-8 & June 11-15; 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. each day of the camp).

 

Eligibility & Requirements

Potential Interns should be pursuing a degree in Education or Marine Science. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. They should be comfortable spending long, hot days outside and in the water. CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguard certifications are preferred but not required. Though teaching experience is a plus, it is not required. All Interns will receive thorough training in Indian River Lagoon conservation topics, the work of Ocean Research & Conservation Association and media editing. ORCA Summer Interns will become more comfortable and confident teachers/presenters, gain curriculum development experience, and make valuable professional contacts for future scientific and/or educational endeavors.

 

What we require:

  • Work a minimum of 200 hours from May 7 to August 3, at least 16 hours per week. The work schedule is flexible, but should remain consistent over the course of the Internship and must occur during normal business hours.
  • Mandatory attendance required for (two) one-week summer camps in June. These weeks require a five-hour commitment, 9am-2pm, Monday through Friday. The camps will be held June 4-8 and June 11-15.
  • College coursework in education, marine science, biology, environmental science, or related course of study strongly encouraged.
  • Strong interest in working with children, and environmental science or marine science.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Must be enthusiastic, outgoing, and reliable.
  • Flexibility and ability to work individually as well as in a team.
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors despite extremely sunny, hot or rainy conditions. Must be physically capable of walking several miles, and lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Comfort working aboard motor vessels is a plus.
  • Prompt arrival for shifts.
  • Must undergo a background check.

 

Details

We will gladly work with your school if they offer college credit for internships. Please notify us in advance if any specific requirements or evaluation procedures need to be met to earn credit. While this is an unpaid internship, we will provide a $500 stipend for completion of 200 hours over the course of the summer AND complete attendance for the two weeks of summer camps in June. Housing is not provided.

 

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete the application and submit the completed application with resume or CV to rrohm@teamorca.org no later than April 27, 2018.

 

For more information regarding the internship, contact Retta Rohm, Education Coordinator
at (772) 467-1600 or rrohm@teamorca.org

Connect with ORCA

Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Duerr Laboratory for Marine Conservation

1420 Seaway Drive

Fort Pierce, FL 34949

 

P: 772.467.1600

F: 772.467.1602

 

inquiries@teamorca.org