We invite you to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team at the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries where you will gain invaluable resume-building experience and an insider’s perspective from the nation’s leader in ocean conservation and management. As a volunteer intern, you will work on a variety of projects focusing on lesson plan development. This remote internship will allow you to work from home while maintaining regular contact with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries education team.
The education volunteer intern will be a member of the Education and Outreach Division, working primarily with the National Education Specialist. As a member of the education team, the volunteer intern will primarily work on lesson plan development. This includes formatting lesson plans into our existing system-wide template, aligning existing lesson plans to national standards (NGSS, Common Core, etc), and creating original lesson plan content to teach about ocean and climate literacy and the importance of national marine sanctuaries in protecting the ocean for future generations. This is a great opportunity for students working on education degrees to gain experience, as well as for retired teachers to continue providing support in their field of expertise.
• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Science
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Responsibilities vary depending on volunteer preference and may include; interpreting exhibits at the Coastal Discovery Center, presenting interpretive walks and talks to the public and to school groups at the pier or on the beach, directing the public to nearby points of interest, staffing the Coastal Discovery Center table at public events and supporting other partnering agencies involved in resource education and protection. Additional volunteer opportunities may be available in exhibit and program development and/or collecting data for citizen science programs.
Volunteers are representatives of California State Parks and the NOAA Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Volunteers must maintain a professional appearance and attitude. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and be able to take and follow instructions and directions from the Sanctuary Program Representative and must possess the ability to work at least two 3.5-hour shifts monthly. Volunteers will need a computer to access easy scheduling program and to recieve email updates.