Visiting Programs Internship

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, September 30, 2022, 4:45pm


United States

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Visiting Programs Interns support our visiting education programs. Primary responsibilities include assisting with delivering outdoor education programs for middle school, high school, and university students at the Island School. This position requires the ability to work long hours with a close-knit group of peers and live in an isolated community. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to get valuable experience in organizing and delivering experiential learning programs.

Internship Responsibilities

  • Assist in executing the logistics to run successful educational programs (primary, secondary, high school, university)
  • Teach basic courses in marine biology, ecology, sustainable living, and environmental research
  • Serve as an assistant instructor for expeditions on campus and on the island that may include snorkeling, biking, camping, sea kayaking, hiking, and community outreach
  • Assist in care of Educational Programs shared equipment including, tents, kayaks, dorm supplies and bicycles
  • Learn to create and deliver morning exercise programs
  • Assist in monitoring the well-being of students and their chaperones/instructors
  • Leading tours for visitors on campus

Anticipated engagement dates for this program are November 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Should have completed, be planning to complete, or in the process of completing an undergraduate degree in marine biology or education or relevant fields
  • Previous education or research experience and an active interest in marine conservation and environmental education is essential
  • Able to put in long hours of work in a variety of programming in land, sea, and weather conditions
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to lead exercise programs
  • Boat driving experience, SCUBA certification, WFR certification and sea kayak experience will be helpful but not essential
  • Strong swimming skills and comfortable in water of all depths
  • Applicant should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Interns are responsible for an internship fee of $1,200 per month. This includes: visa fees, shared dormitory style accommodation on campus, three meals a day in on-campus dining hall, airport transfers from Rock Sound Airport (airport code ‘RSD’), on-campus internet, professional development, and networking activities. Based on program-specific schedules, interns may have the opportunity to experience kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, community outreach, and island exploration.

Financial Aid

In some instances, partial financial aid may be available. This is a highly competitive merit and need-based selection process. Please submit an essay addressing the following to be considered:

  • How will the internship benefit you and your future career goals?
  • Why are you applying for financial aid? 
  • How much financial aid is required for you to participate?

Upload this document along with the rest of your application through our application portal (link at the bottom of this page). Decisions regarding financial aid will be delivered following an interview process.

Position Start Date:

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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How to Apply:

To apply, please click the link here to complete the application form and upload the following documents:

  • Letter of application that states career interests, why you would like to work for The Island School and your relevant experience and qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Three references (to include name, address, telephone number, and email address) familiar with the applicant's work
  • Financial Aid application (if applicable)

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