Job Title: Environmental Education Internship aboard the American Pride
Company: Children’s Maritime Foundation
Location: Long Beach, CA
Salary: Room, Board, and $200 monthly stipend
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Apply to: RachelY@AmericanPride.org
Job Type: Internship
- Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Education or related field
- Experience or desire to work in outdoor education setting
- Experience or desire to lead adventure based trips
- First Aid/CPR
- Lifeguard Certification
The American Pride is a historic 130′ three masted schooner, she was built in 1941 and is currently located in Long Beach, CA. Owned and operated by the Children’s Maritime Foundation, a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to enrich the minds and transform the lives of California youth through immersion in a maritime learning environment. We provide shipboard learning experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom, while offering hands on, action oriented activities that stress leadership, teamwork, communication and good sportsmanship. We strive to promote interest and education in the value and worthiness of our national maritime heritage and historic sailing ships, as well as education, awareness and preservation of the earth’s oceans and welfare of all marine life.
The position includes many aspects that vary depending on the season and current programming but will definitely include: Living, playing and working aboard a tallship, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming, playing games, hanging out on the beach, occasionally dressing up as a sailor, and ship maintenance. As part of our programming, which may last between three hours and five days, you may teach about fish and squid anatomy, touch tank critters, tide pools, knots, maritime history, sharks, water quality, ship construction, oceanography, stars, geology, island flora and fauna, and kelp forests just to name a few. We do not expect our applicants to have all these skills just the desire to build upon their knowledge and experience.
All staff who work aboard the American Pride assume an important role in working with our participants. Staff are expected to be leaders, role models and even a “stand-in” parent during programming. This responsibility carries with it certain expectations of how staff will act aboard and around participants, clients, other staff and parents. It is our expectation that staff members maintain a professional attitude, work as a member of team, enjoy working in an outdoor setting, and assist in creating a positive caring environment for all of our participants. The American Pride schedule varies greatly. Offering a dynamic program comprised of single day experiences and residential programs, the American Pride strives to reach all youth in new and innovative programming models. Please expect to work a varying schedule that includes some weekends. The internship also provides opportunity to gain year contract next season.
Please E-mail Cover Letter, Resume, and three professional references to Rachel Young: RachelY@AmericanPride.org