Want to spend an incredible summer minutes from the beach in a gorgeous coastal setting? Are you searching for the opportunity to share and expand your knowledge and enthusiasm about the world we live in? Looking for the type of exciting, outdoor, hands-on internship experience that puts you out on the open water on a research vessel or splashing in the intertidal zone looking for marine organisms?
If so, we at the Marine Science Consortium would love for you to join our team as a Summer Intern. Our interns gain experience leading groups of all ages and teaching a diverse array of topics that highlight the dynamic ecosystems of a barrier island. Our college interns even achieve valuable supervisory experience as they help to manage our high school intern and volunteer programs. College Interns work alongside program staff to provide a diverse range of educational and scientific program experiences. Program activities are varied and may include kayaking and canoeing, nature hikes, marsh-mucking, boat trips, campfires, science labs, seining and trawling, skit nights, marine organism collection, astronomy field trip, water testing and sampling, island tours, etc. Food and Lodging is provided for free during this internship.
The Marine Science Consortium (MSC) is a non-profit, educational facility located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 4 miles south of the Maryland/Virginia boarder. We are conveniently positioned on the Delmarva Peninsula, adjacent to Wallops, Chincoteague, and Assateague Islands. Chincoteague Island is home to the wild famous pony swim and firemen’s carnival. The MSC is associated with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and was formed in 1968 with the purpose of fostering education and research in marine sciences. Our next door neighbor is the NASA Wallops Space Flight Facility, with whom we have a strong partnership. Our island partners include the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Interns work with all programs and will work with learners of all levels, including K-12 students, college students and adult learners. Programs are educational and marine science based. Our programs represent an excellent opportunity to network with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, University professors, middle and high school teachers and other professionals in the exciting field of environmental education. You will gain valuable and diverse knowledge regarding aquarium and field equipment use and maintenance, boat crew skills and boat safety, group leadership in laboratory and field.