Position: Education Intern
Location: Okaloosa County, Florida
A part-time unpaid education intern position is available to assist in
the development of biodiversity tools and activities for a collaborative
K-12 STEM education grant with the Encyclopedia of Life project in
Okaloosa County, FL. The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an international
science project with a mission to increase awareness and understanding
of living nature through a website that gathers, generates, and shares
knowledge about all species in an open, freely accessible and trusted
digital resource (http://www.eol.org/).
The internship will focus on gathering information and creating
educational materials about species in the Florida panhandle, a
biodiversity hotspot, for the EOL education site
(http://education.eol.org/) and for the Okaloosa County Places project
proj_id=4). Although based in Cambridge, MA, EOL is seeking a local
candidate to work within the community and with the project coordinator
during trips to Okaloosa.
This position is ideal for current university students or recent
graduates interested in STEM education, biodiversity education, and
communicating scientific information to diverse audiences. This
internship is unpaid but can be used toward college credit. Housing is
not provided for this position.
Desired Skills + Background
• Current university student or recent graduate in natural sciences or science education
• Strong computer research skills
• Passion for science education + communication
• Knowledge of and experience in ecosystems of the Florida panhandle
• Independent worker
• This position is not benefits eligible
• Individuals must be authorized to work in the U.S.
• We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.