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MBNMS Education Internships

Education Internship #1: Sanctuary Exploration Center, Santa Cruz

Exhibit Interactive Intern:

The Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz is seeking a summer intern to assist with public education and interpretation programs. Working with staff the intern will develop a pop-up interactive focusing on either plankton or marine mammals. They will develop instructions, materials and guides the interactive and lead the interactive throughout the week. It is important for this person to enjoy interacting with the public and be a proactive member of a team. Additionally, competent computer skills in Microsoft office is necessary. Summer 2019 internship schedules will be based on availability of candidates but will fall between the dates of June 1st – September 15th. The volunteer internship will be 16–24 hours per week and work times will depend on candidate availability, falling within the hours of Wednesday–Sunday 9:30am–5pm. Information about Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Exploration Center can be found here.

Staff lead: Chelsea Prindle


Education Internship #2: Sanctuary Plankton Monitoring Program

Plankton Monitoring Intern

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is looking for an intern for our Plankton Monitoring Program. The duty station is at the NMFS Lab in Santa Cruz, CA. Please take a look at this flyer (120K PDF) for qualifications, requirements, and other information. Duties would include:

  1. Assist with the organization of 1-2 enrichment events to improve program efficiency and data accuracy, and implement participant evaluation surveys.
  2. Maintaining field sampling equipment, replace and repair as needed.
  3. Facilitate program communications and plankton sampling coordination amongst partners.
  4. Become knowledgeable about microplastics as a sanctuary resource protection issue.

Staff Lead: Lisa Uttal


MBNMS accepts applications year-round. To apply for an internship position, please complete and submit (via mail, fax or e-mail) the attached application to:

Dawn Hayes, Deputy Superintendent 
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 
99 Pacific Street, Bldg. 455A 
Monterey, CA 93940 
Email: dawn.hayes@noaa.gov
Fax: (831) 647-4250 
Phone: (831) 647-4256

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