The University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and
Aquarium (MECA) offers annual post-baccalaureate internships in marine
education. Interns train and work for 50 weeks at MECA, near Savannah,
Georgia. Four interns will be selected for the period of September 4,
2013 - August 15, 2014. Salary is $8.14 per hour. On-site housing is
required. Marine Education internships salaries are supported through
the Georgia Sea Grant College Program .
Interns will teach a wide variety of marine-related topics
to grades preK-12 students on site at the Marine Education Center. They
will also be required to teach on barrier islands, in the salt marsh,
and on our research vessels. Teaching and related preparatory duties are
approximately 75% of the internship. The Center's aquarium is open on
Saturday and each intern will rotate working on Saturdays. Science Camp
will round out the internship during the summer. Additional duties
include maintaining touch-tank organisms, completion of an educational
project, clerical assistance, and misc. duties as assigned.
Qualifications for Applications
Please read the following information thoroughly. If you do not meet the
following requirements your application will not be considered. Strong
applicants will demonstrate to the intern selection committee that
she/he has the following qualifications:
- An undergraduate degree in biological science or science
education, from an accredited college or university, awarded since
May 2012. Degree must be awarded before internship begins on
September 3, 2013. Applicants with graduate degrees or previous
multiple internships are not eligible for this program.
- Training or experience in marine science courses (e.g. biology,
marine biology, marine science, ecology, invertebrate zoology, and
ichthyology) is required.
- Some previous experience teaching or working with
children/students is required.
- Physical ability to carry out internship duties to include
teaching outdoors during hot summers and cold winters and lifting
objects up to 50 pounds.
- Fluency in English - bilingual applicants (English/Spanish) are
encouraged to apply.
- U.S. citizenship or U.S. work visa. If selected, MECA will provide
intent to employ documents for visa application. Background checks
are required for University of Georgia employment.
$8.142 per hour (40+ hours per week). On-site housing is required.
Meals will be available at no charge when visiting groups are using the