Education and Nonprofit Environmental Internship

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, January 16, 2017, 12:00am


Bald Head Island, NC
United States

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Education Intern Description (5-8 Positions)

The Coastal Educator supervises the education interns. The coastal education interns will assume the following responsibilities:

1. Lead a variety of family-oriented environmental education programs. For a description of each program visit

2. Lead the kid programs and camps. For a description of each program visit

Other Duties Include:

• Animal husbandry and the care and maintenance of animal enclosures and exhibits (terrestrial, freshwater, & saltwater), and classroom space

• Non-profit related duties such as assisting in the Turtle Central Gift Shop, Information Center, facilities maintenance, and the BHI Conservancy Office

• Promotion and practice of stewardship of the Conservancy’s facilities, properties, and research equipment

• Assisting with special events including Turtle Trot 5K events, lectures, and Annual Picnic


• Rising juniors, seniors or recent graduates from any accredited college or university

• Majors in biology, marine biology, environmental science, education, marketing, communications or a related course of study

• Excellent listening and communications skills; good public speaking skills, comfortable speaking to diverse groups of people

• Computer proficiency with knowledge of MS Office applications

• Ability to be self-directed and work within a team environment

• Ability to work in physically challenging environment including long periods exposed in extreme temperatures and field conditions while keeping an upbeat personality

• Ability to lift 40 lbs

• Must possess a valid Driver’s License

• CLEAN Background check is required before selection

NOTE: Students selected for this internship position may wish to explore the possibility of planning a Directed Individual Study with an academic advisor from their school, in order to receive credit for activities conducted under this program.


BHI Conservancy Summer Interns will receive a stipend of $400 per month; this amount is pre-tax. In addition to the stipend, shared living quarters in the BHI Conservancy dorm are provided, as well as utilities including wireless internet, parking for a vehicle at the Deep Point Marina, and a weekly ferry ticket for trips between the island and the mainland, valued at $560 a month. Interns must live in the Conservancy’s dormitory during their service period (males and females will have separate bedrooms).


The term of the summer intern is for a period of three months; starting on the weekend of May 13th/14th to August 13th 2017, though a day or two of flexibility may be allowed depending on academic schedules. Interns who have graduated may have the opportunity to extend their stay through Labor Day and can apply for the fall internship positions. 

How to Apply:

Please send the following items as 1 PDF to

• Rank of intern positions in preference order for which you would like to be considered

• Cover letter highlighting how participation will further: a) your academic goals, b) personal goals,and c) utilize your strong interpersonal and public speaking skills

• A resume including your graduation date, list of any relevant coursework with respective grades

• A list of three references

APPLY BY JAN 15 2017

Additional information can be found at: