Internship – Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts

Interpretive intern needed to assist with visitor services at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, a unique 7,604 acre barrier island refuge located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Positions are for 3 to 4 months (funding dependant) beginning 11 May – 22 May. Duties include but are not limited to: staffing the visitors center and bookstore; providing trailside interpretation; designing and constructing educational exhibits; volunteer coordination and recruitment; writing articles and news releases; coordinating and participating in weekly refuge programs for the public, including scouts and school groups; answering phones and responding to refuge information requests; occasional hands on biological experiences; and light maintenance duties and office work. The position involves working weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Applicants must have: the ability to work with the public in a professional manner; work with minimal supervision and in a group; have a valid driver’s license; be enthusiastic and creative. Past experience in an environmental and/or educational field is desired. Stipend will be $200-275/week based on experience and funding. Free dormitory style housing is available for days off at the mainland headquarters.
Contact Person: Kate Iaquinto,  508-945-0594 ext. 13, kate_iaquinto@fws.gov

Job Opportunity – Shipboard Educators/Crew, Maryland

The Living Classrooms Foundation is a non-profit educational organization in Baltimore, MD that provides hands-on, interdisciplinary learning programs in challenging environments for students of all ages and backgrounds.  They are currently seeking individuals for the positions of Mate, On-board Educational Coordinator, and Science Educators.
Details online

Search for Deep Water Caves Expedition Website

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) has launched Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves 2009 Expedition Web page . This Expedition posting includes daily logs, videos and images, an Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Module, lesson plans, and much more.

Mini-Grants for Girls’ STEM Projects

The Northeastern Girls Collaborative mini-grant application window is open. Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share promising practices. Mini-grant projects must relate to either informal learning or evaluation and assessment. Mini-grants are a small amount of seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. The maximum mini-grant award is $1000.

Numerous organizations provide valuable but uncoordinated activities and support services related to motivating and supporting girls’ interest in STEM careers. These mini-grants are designed to build collaboration between existing programs and organizations in order to encourage girls to pursue STEM-related educational programs and careers.  Visit the National Girls Collaborative Project Website for details.