College Internships

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“Working with Maritime Gloucester in their aquarium is the most fun I have in the summertime. I not only had tons of fun, but I also learned about marine life. Maritime Gloucester taught me basic animal husbandry and typical animal behavior. The most fun part about my internship here was educating people of all ages, especially children." -Alannah, College 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.  Work shifts will be assigned and expected to be closely followed.  Enrichment activities will offer additional opportunities to learn about the marine environment and Maritime Gloucester.  Maritime Gloucester seeks highly motivated students for the following internships:

 

  • Marine Science Education

Applicants should be strong independent workers and team-players, enrolled in either an education program or science program, and passionate about environmental education.  Applicants should be organized and willing to attempt new and different teaching approaches in a variety of classroom and outdoor settings.  Interns will be responsible for developing lesson plans as part of a team, teaching a range of topics to a variety of audiences, testing innovative instructional approaches, and assessing student learning.  Interns will be required to assist main teachers during week-long programs and independently teach drop-in programs throughout the summer.  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.  Applicants require excellent communication skills, outstanding attention to detail, strong organizational abilities, ability to work independently and with a team, and a 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 and team-players, enrolled in either an education program or history program and passionate about history education.  Applicants should be organized and willing to attempt new and different teaching approaches in a variety of classroom, museum, and outdoor settings.  Interns will be responsible for developing lesson plans as part of a team, teaching a range of topics to a variety of audiences, testing innovative instructional approaches, and assessing student learning.  Interns will be required to assist main teachers during week-long programs and independently teach drop-in programs throughout the summer.  Interns will also be responsible for providing 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.  Applicants require excellent communication skills, outstanding attention to detail, strong organizational abilities, ability to work independently and with a team, and general knowledge of the history of Gloucester Harbor and New England is helpful but not required.

 

  • Aquarist & Aquarium Exhibit Interpretation:

Applicants should be enrolled in a science program, with a focus on environmental and marine science studies.  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.  Applicants must have the ability to interact with the public in a respectful, appropriate manner, strong organizational skills to carry out multiple instructions in a timely manner, general knowledge of biology and/or habitats of the Gulf of Maine is helpful but not required, and be willing to work independently as well as with a team.

 

  • Citizen Science & Marine Biology Research:

Applicants should be motivated self-starters, independent workers, and goal-oriented.  Applicants should be enrolled in a science program, with an understanding of 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.  Experience in designing monitoring studies is helpful but not required.  Interns will research existing Citizen Science Programs and identify opportunities for Maritime Gloucester to join in regional and global Citizen Science Programs.  Interns will also help with other projects at Maritime Gloucester, such as marine science education, maritime heritage education, aquarium maintenance, and more, as needed.  Applicants should have excellent communication skills, outstanding attention to detail, strong organizational abilities, ability to work independently and with a team, general knowledge of life and/or habitats of the Gulf of Maine is helpful but not required, and be passionate about science and learning about the natural world.

 

  • Marketing/Social Media Internship:

Maritime Gloucester is seeking a Media & Marketing Intern to perform a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to promote the mission and programs of the organization.  The intern will primarily assist with creating original content and conducting social media outreach for sites managed by Maritime Gloucester and to those to which we contribute information.  A major deliverable for this internship will include the creation of an integrated media strategy for the organization. Applicants must have knowledge of various social media including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc., strong skill in communication both written and oral, and excellent independent and team-work skills.

 

  • Development Office Internship

Maritime Gloucester seeks an intern for the Fundraising and Development Department. During your internship, you will help build our donor database, identify grant opportunities, help write grant proposals, manage memberships and assist the Director of Development with other activities as needed. The internship position will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, grant writing, events planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in a non-profit.

Duties include, but are not limited to research new foundations/grants to apply for funding, help with editing of proposals and reports, help in writing minor proposals and reports, table at awareness and fundraising events, assist in pre-event preparation, help in organizing fundraising events, provide support in sending mailings and invitations, help with maintaining database records, and assist in building membership base.  Applicants require excellent computer skills (MS Office), able to learn new programs, ability to juggle manage multiple tasks, and have an interest in a non-profit career – particularly development and fund-raising.  Development Office interns will be expected to work 15 hours per week (this is flexible), sometime between the hours of 9:00am–5:00pm, Monday through Friday in our Advancement Office. Some night/weekend work may be required.