Summer Learning Adventure Camps Informal Educator Internship

Summer Learning Adventure Camps

Please review all of the information on this page before applying below. 

Summer 2020 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. All internships are unpaid and housing cannot be provided. 

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 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 as a strong swimmer, snorkeler, or surfer (not required)

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, and peers
  • Facilitating games and crafts
  • Assist campers during snorkel, surf and water experiences
  • Preparing and cleaning up materials/supplies

Required Orientation Dates: June 15-19, 2020

  • 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
  • Please do not apply if you cannot attend the all orientation days

SLA Dates and Work Schedule

Interns are required to be available for a total of ten weeks. Schedules vary each week and will be pre-assigned. You will be notified of your shifts prior to the beginning of camp.

During Camp weeks, you can expect to be scheduled for up to an 8 hour day.

When are SLA Internship Applications Due? 

Applications are now open. Applications close April 19, 2020 at midnight. 

Applicants will not be contacted until late April 2020

If you have questions about this internship opportunity please email Amanda Grant-Stout at