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This Estuarium internship program provides college students and recent graduates with
environmental education and animal husbandry experience, as well as experience with working
at a small non-profit organization. While the majority of the internship will be spent assisting the
Education Coordinator by providing hands-on field trips to K-12 school groups, leading beach
investigations, and delivering marine programs for the community; this position will require
staffing the information desk, helping in facilities maintenance, and assisting with administrative

Attend all Education Team meetings and trainings.
Lead a variety of environmental education programs for the public, including but not
limited to, hands-on dissections, low tide investigations, plankton tows, and short lectures
on such topics as marine biodiversity, water quality and estuaries; For a description of
each program that we offer, please visit;
Create, document, and organize lesson plans, assessments, and evaluations in a
professional manner by shadowing and learning from the current Estuarium staff, and by
independent research.
Assist with other duties as necessary, including working at the information desk, facilities
maintenance, and the Estuarium Office;
Foster learning opportunities that inspire people of all ages to connect with, protect, and
enjoy the unique estuary environment of south Puget Sound
Assist with special events activities including facility events, lectures, and hosting
visiting groups of students and scouts;
Other duties as assigned.

Field Trips
On the Water (May)
Estuary Life and Landforms (Oct)
Classroom Robotics at Bud Bay (CRABB) (Mar)
Capitol Land Trust (Spring/Fall)
Meet the Beach (Spring/Summer/Fall)
Estuarium (All year)
Estuary Explorers Spring Tide and Summer Camp
STEM Programs with Together!
Education Events
South Sound Green Student Congress
South Sound GREEN Nearshore Program
Expanding Horizons

Squaxin Tribe Partnership

Currently enrolled in college course in environmental or marine biology field, education,
communications, natural resource management, business or public administration, or
related field,
or Recent graduate in fields listed above.
Excellent listening and communication skills. Good public speaking skills; comfortable
speaking to diverse groups of people.
Excels at working with a wide variety of community members/volunteers.
Interpersonal skills essential for working collaboratively with staff, board, donors,
partners, and the regional community.
Computer proficiency with knowledge of MS Office applications.
Ability to be self-directed and work within a team environment.
Ability to work in physically challenging environment including long periods exposed in
extreme temperatures and field conditions while keeping an upbeat personality.
Ability to lift 40 lbs.
Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
CLEAN Background check is required before selection.
Previous work as an educator and developing STEM, NGSS, Common Core, and NOAA
Ocean Literacy aligned curriculum desired.
Current First Aid/CPR certified or ability to become certified after hire.
Applicant will use their own personal computer and easily learn new computer programs/apps.

The term of the internship is 320 hours over a period of four months:
Spring internship – February through May
Summer Internship – May through August
Fall internship – August through November