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Internships at the Ocean Institute (posted 1/07/15)

Are you interested in gaining experience teaching hands-on science programs at an informal science institution?  Two paid internship positions will be available at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point from March to June 2015.  Students who are enrolled in the multiple subject or single subject credential program at CSUF or CSULB, or are recent graduates, are eligible to apply for the positions.

The internship program provides interns with the opportunity to:

  • Teach inquiry-based science lessons to students in grades K-12
  • Write inquiry-based science lesson plans
  • Practice the skills, methodology, and content of NGSS
  • Learn about the local marine ecosystem
  • Learn about the resources the Ocean Institute offers to classroom teachers

 Job Description


Los Angeles ICO (posted 8/14/14)

Los Angeles ICO (Inspiring Connections Outdoors) of the Sierra Club is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2014-2015 internship program from students currently enrolled in local universities! Applications (see attached) are due by Wednesday September 10th and should be emailed to the program coordinator at Los Angeles ICO is a non-profit organization that leads hiking, camping, and outdoor science trips for underserved K-12 grade classes. We are seeking 4-6 Environmental Science Educator interns for the 2014-2015 school year who are willing to devote 4-7 hours per week to help to build upon and implement our outdoor science education program. Applicants should be enrolled in a 4 year university in the Los Angeles area and should have completed at least 9-12 credits in one or multiple of the following areas: ecology, environmental science, chemistry, biology, environmental studies, psychology, or related field.

Interns will work with local teachers and an environmental science PhD student to design and implement 3 -day outdoor science field trips, based on the California Science Standards. The internship will provide students with experience in teaching, curriculum design, and program evaluation. Motivated students may also have the opportunity to take part in research examining the effectiveness of outdoor science education on learning outcomes. This position is ideal for self-motivated and independent students interested in applying their science backgrounds and gaining skills in teaching and program evaluation. The internship will help prepare you for graduate school or for careers in non-profits or education. The internships are unpaid.