interns

Internships

Please send a completed Employee Application and Resume to:

Environmental Education Manager – rivercenter@lrecd.org
River Center
805 N US Highway 1
Jupiter, FL  33477

Summer Internship positions open January 1.  Fall/Spring internship positions open August 1.

Fall / Spring Internship

Dates: Fall/Spring Semester

Times: Flexible- Tuesday-Saturday, between 8AM and 4 PM, ~20 hours per week. Some weekends & nights required based on program requirements. Staff & interns will work to create a set schedule.

Job Description: 

Education Interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups. Group tours occur Tuesday-Friday, 10a-12p.  Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, leading children’s programs, and assisting with special events. Education Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Educators.

Qualifications: 

Currently enrolled, degree-seeking, college student (at least part time) and minimum 18 years of age. Intern should have a general interest in any of the following: education (formal, informal, or interpretive), environmental sciences, marine sciences, biological science, water resources, etc.  Lifeguard or paddle certification a plus. The applicant must have valid Florida’s Driver License, a clear driving record, and pass a drug test and Level 2 background check.  Applicant must also have basic computer skills and the ability to drive a pickup truck.  Working outdoors will be required.

Training:

Hands-on training for all education programs will be provided by the River Center Staff. Interns will learn appropriate handling and care of fish and wildlife at the center. Interns will be invited to attend any applicable professional development workshops during their internship. Training on proper operation of gift shop register and inventory management is also provided.

Summer Internship

Dates: Summer (mid-May through mid-August)

Times: Flexible, Monday – Saturday, between 8AM and 4 PM (Some weekends & nights required based on program requirements), ~20-45 hours per week. Staff & interns will work to create a schedule for each week of summer.

Job Description: 

Education Interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups. Interns will also work with staff during at least two of our seven weeks of outdoor summer camp, and will work in the field with other outdoor camps as necessary. Group tours occur Tuesday-Friday, in the morning and afternoon. During camp weeks, interns will work Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will be paid overtime for any hours over 40.  Other daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, leading children’s programs, and assisting with special events. Education Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Educators.

Qualifications: 

Currently enrolled, degree-seeking, college student only and minimum of 18 years of age.  Must have completed at least one or more years of college courses.  Intern should have a general interest in any of the following: education (formal, informal, or interpretive), environmental sciences, marine sciences, biological science, water resources, etc.  Paddle certification a plus. The applicant must have a valid Florida’s Driver License, clear driving record, clear Level 2 background check and pass a drug test.  Applicants must be able to swim and successfully complete a Waterfront Lifeguard Certification course.  The job will require working long hours outdoors in all types of conditions and the ability to drive a truck and trailer.  Applicants must also have basic computer skills.

Training:

Hands-on training for all education programs will be provided by the River Center Staff. Interns will learn appropriate handling and care of fish and wildlife at the center. Interns will be invited to attend any applicable professional development workshops during their internship. Training on proper operation of gift shop register is also provided.  Lifeguard training is provided if necessary.  Training for driving a truck and trailer will also be provided.