Unpaid Education Intern

Position: Unpaid Education Intern

Location: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

PO Box 967, 374 Airport Road

Manteo, NC 27954


Duration: 10 week positions (start/end dates are flexible)

Minimum of 20 hours per week

Some evening, weekend, and holiday work required

Qualifications: Applicants should be articulate; have good public speaking and organizational skills, and interact positively with the general public, children, co-workers, and volunteers. Candidates should be majoring in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec., or a related field. A flexible schedule is required. Prior experience working with the public and a working knowledge of Outer Banks flora and fauna are preferred, but not required.

Job Description: Interns are an integral part of the NC Aquarium’s Education team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: setting up, announcing, and showing educational videos; conducting public programs on various marine/aquatic topics (sea turtles, sharks, alligators, river otters, jellyfish, wetlands, beachcombing, marine mammals, etc.); handling live animals; staffing discovery carts; monitoring visitor behavior and answering questions at the touch tanks; and being on the floor interacting with Aquarium visitors. Each intern will complete a project during his or her 10-week internship. Projects will be conceived, designed and presented by the intern per the approval of permanent staff. The Education curator or the full-time Educators will assign additional responsibilities and projects.

To Apply: Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Shannon.Brooks@ncaquariums.com or call (252) 473-3494 ext. 254. You must be at least 18 years old to apply for any of our Unpaid Internship positions. Once you receive your application, you will need to send your application materials, along with a cover letter and resume to the address above.