Summer Learning Adventures Informal Educator Internship

Summer Learning Adventures Camp

Summer 2017 Informal Educator Internship Description

If you are interested in a Summer Learning Adventure (SLA) internship with Birch Aquarium at Scripps, please carefully read all of the information below. 

SLA Informal Educator Interns will:

  • Gain valuable experience with professionals in science education
  • Learn skills and techniques to communicate science to the public
  • Work as part of a dynamic team to create educational and memorable summer camp experiences
  • Build lasting professional and personal relationships
  • Serve as an extension of the instructors to support learning
  • Work with a mentor to identify goals for your summer camp experience

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is graduating high school in spring 2017, a college student or a recent college graduate (six months to a year)
  • Wants to work with campers age 4-15 in a fun learning environment
  • Has an interest in marine science and/or education
  • Has access to reliable transportation
  • Has experience (but not required) as a strong swimmer, snorkeler, or surfer

Job Duties/Experiences:

  • Demonstrating various science concepts and interpreting hands-on live animal displays
  • Responsible for ensuring safety and camp success for all involved, including parents, campers, peers, and volunteers
  • Facilitating games and crafts
  • Assist campers during snorkel, surf and water experiences
  • Preparing and cleaning up materials/supplies

Required Orientation Dates: June 19- 25, from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

  • Get to know your fellow interns and staff
  • Visit field camp locations for water-activity orientation
  • Learn all you need to know about the Summer Camp program
  • Discover what your role will be

SLA Dates and Work Schedule

Interns are required to be available June 15 through August 25, 2017, a total of ten weeks.  Schedules vary each week and will be pre-assigned.  You will be notified of your shifts in advance of the beginning of camp.

During Camp weeks, you can be scheduled for full-day or half-day camps.

When are SLA Internship Applications Due? 

Applications Due:  The application is now closed. 

If you have questions about this internship opportunity please email aquariuminfo@ucsd.edu