Environmental education summer intern

a view of nature on a path

Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking applications for an environmental education intern. The intern will learn about estuarine ecology, coastal processes and how to translate science information into age-appropriate learning materials and activities. The intern will also learn different teaching techniques to use in a classroom and informal settings and gain valuable hands-on science teaching experience, public speaking skills, leadership skills and organizational skills. This internship provides students with the opportunity to work with exhibits, including those with live animals.


  • Interact with reserve visitors and assist them as needed
  • Help plan, develop and assist with programs
  • Assist with staffing information booths at community events
  • Provide direction and answer questions of program participants
  • Help gather materials and assist in set up and clean-up for assigned program
  • Lead nature walks
  • Lead canoe and boat trips
  • Assist in the management of DNERR social media platforms

Required Skills 

  • Experience with public speaking
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Ability to communicate effectively 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and own transportation

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, log into Handshake with your FIU credentials and type in the following keywords: education or parks.     

Deadline to apply is September 30.