Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park – Environmental Education Summer Internship

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AMM Overview:
The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park’s mission is to educate youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits, and community events. We accomplish this mission through an engaging suite of hands-on programming and by bringing visitors to our two unique waterfront locations overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Our award-winning Education Center uses a rich set of learning experiences to educate over 12,000 participants per year. Our campuses, nestled in the heart of Annapolis, serve as a window to the Chesapeake Bay by providing vital environmental access points to the local community. During the summer, AMM runs a popular 10-week summer camp program for over 300 local youth and provides field trip experiences for visiting groups. Our summer programming has students exploring life around the Bay and maritime heritage through the lens of environmental studies, science, social studies, art, and recreation.

Our summer internship program offers great experience for college students interested in any of these fields of study: education, environmental studies, environmental science, or recreation. Interns will receive hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, lesson plan creation, and program facilitation. Interns will facilitate programs for summer camp and visiting groups. Interns will participate in professional development experiences to experience other career opportunities and network in the environmental sector. By the conclusion of the summer, interns will complete an electronic portfolio showcasing their experience with environmental education. This will serve as an excellent resource when applying for jobs.

Interns will earn a stipend of $2500, dispersed twice during the summer. Housing can be arranged, if needed.

Intern Qualifications:
• Currently enrolled in college or recent college graduate
• Strong interest in teaching and environmental education
• Energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, overall positive attitude, and willingness to work outside in summer conditions
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with children and adults
• Available to work at least 10 weeks over the summer
• Preferred – teaching experience and/or environmental studies background

Internship Responsibilities:
• Supervise group of up to 18 campers with a team of 2-3 counselors
• Plan and lead at least one environmental education lesson weekly
• Organize and lead nature exploration, games, and other recreation activities
• Assist and supervise campers while kayaking. ACA Level 1 kayak training available, if interested
• Observe environmental education programs led by teachers and Camp Director and assist
• Respond appropriately to any medical issues and emergencies with first-aid or CPR. First-aid and CPR training available, if not
already certified
• Assist with aquarium and animal care
• Attend professional development “shadowing” experiences
• Create electronic portfolio showcasing internship experience

Internship Schedule:
Interns may begin as early as May 18, but must start by June 8.
• May 18 – June 5 – Assist with school field trips and camp preparations. 9-5pm, M-F. OPTIONAL
• Weeks of June 8 and 15 – Camp trainings and preparation, 9-5pm, M-F.
• CPR/First-aid training – Date TBD. 3-hour class. Mandatory, unless currently certified.
• June 22 – September 4 (end date dependent on intern’s availability) – Weekly day camp sessions, M-F, typically 8:15-4:15pm,
with occasional before care 7:45-9am or after care 3:30-5:45 duty. No camp the week of August 17

Contact: To apply, please send your resume and one letter of recommendation to the Camp Director, Katey Nelson at community@amaritime.org. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, and selected applicants will be contacted to schedule a phone or in-person interview.

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