High School Internships

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“I can't tell you how much I learned about marine life, running an aquarium, and even teaching the public. Every shift I came home with a new story to tell: ‘Today I watched a squid shoot ink!’ or ‘Today I looked at live crab plankton with a microscope!’ and the entire experience was extremely valuable.”  -Lindsey, High School Intern

 

INTERNSHIPS @ MARITIME GLOUCESTER

Internships at Maritime Gloucester include opportunities to work with and learn from a diversity of staff, ranging from educators and marine scientist to wood-workers and fiscal analysts.  The internship will begin with being assigned to staff at Maritime Gloucester and establishing individual goals for your internship.  Your goals will be frequently monitored to ensure a successful experience at Maritime Gloucester.  The internship is meant to be a learning experience, while also helping with the day-to-day operations of Maritime Gloucester.  Interns are unpaid and will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week, between the hours of 9:00am–6:00pm, some night/weekend work will be required.  Enrichment activities will offer additional opportunities to learn about the marine environment and Maritime Gloucester.  Please consider the following internships.

 

  • Marine Science Education:

Applicants should be strong independent workers, team-players, and passionate about environmental issues.  Applicants should be organized and willing to teach in a variety of classroom and outdoor settings.  Interns will be responsible for working as a team to develop lesson plans and teach a range of topics to a variety of audiences.  Interns will be required to assist main teachers during week-long programs and independently teach drop-in programs throughout the summer. Interns will help collect creatures for the Sea Pocket Aquarium.  Work schedules are flexible based on intern schedules and education program requirements. All interns may be asked to help in a variety of tasks around Maritime Gloucester throughout the internship.  General knowledge of biology and/or habitats of the Gulf of Maine is helpful but not required.

 

  • Maritime Heritage Education: 

Applicants should be strong independent workers, team-players, and passionate about history.  Applicants should be organized and willing to teach in a variety of classroom, museum, and outdoor settings.  Interns will be responsible for developing lesson plans as part of a team and teaching a range of topics to a variety of audiences.  Interns will be required to assist main teachers during week-long programs and independently teach drop-in programs throughout the summer.  Interns will also help provide site tours of the Maritime Gloucester Campus and museum exhibits.  Work schedules are flexible based on student schedules and education program requirements.  All interns may be asked to help in a variety of tasks around Maritime Gloucester throughout the internship.  General knowledge of the history of Gloucester Harbor and New England is helpful but not required.

 

  • Aquarist & Aquarium Exhibit Interpretation:

Applicants should be a strong independent worker and team-player, interested in learning about aquarium maintenance and monitoring, and willing to speak in front of a diversity of audiences about marine life.  Interns will be responsible for monitoring water quality and creature quality, cleaning tank and filtration systems, and creating presentations and education programs based on aquarium exhibits.  Work schedules are flexible based on student schedules and education program scheduling.  All interns may be asked to help in a variety of tasks around Maritime Gloucester throughout the internship.  This position requires physical labor - applicant must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds and be comfortable walking on floating docks.  General knowledge of biology and/or habitats of the Gulf of Maine is helpful but not required.

 

  • Citizen Science & Marine Biology Research:

Applicants should be motivated self-starters, independent workers, and goal-oriented.  Applicants should be interested in learning about monitoring approaches in marine and coastal environments.  Interns will be responsible for designing monitoring approaches for identified natural resources (e.g., water quality), designing training materials on monitoring approaches, and communicating monitoring approach to a variety of audiences.  Interns will research existing Citizen Science Programs and identify opportunities for Maritime Gloucester to join in regional and global Citizen Science Programs.  General knowledge of life and/or habitats of the Gulf of Maine is helpful but not required.  Interns will also help with other projects at Maritime Gloucester, such as marine science education, maritime heritage education, aquarium maintenance, and more, as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passionate about science and learning about the natural world
  • Fascination and appreciation of ocean and desire to understand more
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interact with the public in a respectful, appropriate manner
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Passionate about learning and teaching
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Interns will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week, between the hours of 9:00am–6:00pm, some night/weekend work will be required.  Work shifts will be assigned and expected to be closely followed.