Summer Camp Counselor Internship 2019 (Unpaid)

The Heal the Bay Aquarium offers school groups, families and visitors a unique view into the ocean world right outside its doors. The aquarium is home to hundreds of organisms, native to the Santa Monica Bay. As Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, the aquarium strives to teach visitors about the importance of environmental stewardship and marine conservation.

Our Aquarium Science Camp is a fun, educational marine science learning experience that
consists of five week-long day camps. Each day explores a different marine-themed topic
through games, crafts, laboratory experiences, animal interactions and beach investigation.

The Summer Camp Counselor Intern will work with the Education Department and will act as a camp counselor at Summer Camp – managing a group of campers and teaching through interactive methods. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, dedicated, and responsible interns who love to work with children. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about environmental education and marine science and to gain experience working for an environmental non-profit group.

Intern Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Organize and teach activities for Aquarium Science Camp with the Education Manager
and Education Associates before, during and after each week-long camp
• Lead a smaller group of up to 6 campers (a “pod”) for each camp session
• Attending to the supervision and safety of campers
• Maintain a professional and positive manner with children, parents, volunteers and staff
• Flexibility with their schedule- training weeks may be different hours than the weeks
there are camps
• Additional duties the Education Manager deems necessary

Minimum Qualifications:
• All Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
• Experience working with children
• Very well organized and careful attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently as well as with a team
• Ability to pass a federal Live Scan background check

Experience Outcomes:
• Classroom management skills
• Curriculum writing
• Public speaking
• Interpretation skills and techniques
• Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) knowledge
• Reflecting on Practice (ROP)
• Hands-on science activity development
• Childcare safety training (CPR, AED, First Aid)
• Letter of recommendation

This is an unpaid internship that requires a flexible time commitment of at least 30 hours per week during the training weeks and the five weeks of camp. The internship start date in June will be discussed with the Education Manager (no later than June 17th) and the end date is August 7, 2019. The expectations for this position are higher than that of a volunteer position based on the time commitment and level of childcare responsibilities.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Kelly Kelly, Education Manager.