Employer: Herring Gut Learning Center
Internship Number: 433
Internship Title: Summer Camp Marine Educator Intern
Location: Port Clyde, Maine
Period of Engagement: Each Summer
Compensation: Yes – bi-weekly stipend totaling $2,300 and on-site housing provided
 Description of the Internship:
The Herring Gut Learning Center is a non-profit marine education center in Port Clyde, Maine.  The Center fosters the economic, social, and environmental resilience of coastal communities through student and public education programs and partnerships that focus on marine resources.

The goal of the Center’s summer camp program is to inspire young people to explore, discover, and learn about Maine’s marine resources through the unique hands-on Herring Gut experience.  Summer Camp Marine Educator Interns will run the Herring Gut Marine Science Summer Camp and will report to the Camp Director.  The Camp will run for multiple week long sessions beginning in early July and ending in mid-August.  Each session will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the exception of a mini-session held in mid-August.  Duties before and after camp will include shuttle services and camp clean up.  The internship will run from approximately July 5th through August 19th, allowing time for training and debriefing.

General Responsibilities:
The Summer Camp Marine Educator Intern(s) will help manage the camp with program, education, and administrative responsibilities.  Through this internship, successful candidates can expect to gain valuable marine science experience, teaching experience, and develop leadership skills.  Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Educating campers in the classroom and in the field
  • Organizing and leading marine science-based activities, games, and arts projects
  • Supervising campers on excursions to field sites
  • Assisting in ensuring the safety of all campers
  • Being a role model to campers in attitude and behavior
  • Working as a team with other camp staff members
  • Assisting in the set-up and clean-up of each camp day
  • Assisting with the daily operations of the Herring Gut Learning Center as needed

  • First aid and CPR certification required
  • Lifeguard certification desired
  • Strong ability to work with children
  • Reliability
  • Creativity, flexibility, positive attitude, and sense of humor
Application Process:
 1.  To apply, send your cover letter, resume and two references to Olivia O’Hara at:  oohara@herringgut.org,, or mail it to the Herring Gut Learning Center, P. O. Box 286, Port Clyde, Maine 04855.
2.  Notify your faculty member and forward a copy of your application materials to UMF’s Partnership at:  pca@maine.edu
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