About the Education Internship
Education interns take two directions; either weighted toward summer camps or public presentations.
Summer Science Camp Assistants share their science enthusiasm to teach hands-on, minds-on science classes for children ages 4 through 12 in general sciences, ages 5 through 17 in robotics.
Assistants have a diverse job that requires flexibility, patience and a sense of humor.
Primarily, assistants work with a variety of teachers throughout the summer to present material to campers but also support camps by carrying out administrative duties such as checking in/out campers, supervising lunch and snack breaks, filling materials and preparing for upcoming camps.
For a listing of science camps we offer see our website: www.greensboroscience.org. Assistants report to the Community Programs Manager but work with different paid and volunteer staff during classes.
Informal Educators will learn about all aspects of informal education that take place at our facility including public programs, Aquarium presentations, and special events. This internship is appropriate for those seeking a profession in formal/traditional or informal/nontraditional education fields. Hours for this position are more flexible.
What would I be doing as an Education Intern?
Developing public speaking and presentation skills (key skills in any profession!) by engaging visitors of all ages in the aquarium through informal talks at an array of animal exhibits.
Assisting our Summer Science Camps with children ages 4-14 in a wide variety of subject areas and science based activities.
Learning how to correctly and safely use office equipment like a laminator, copying machine, and button maker; because yes, these too are important life skills!
Pitching in with random projects like painting, cleaning skulls, cutting yarn, counting penguin feathers, wearing a shark mascot costume, or setting out minnow traps.
Assisting with and preparing for special events such as World Oceans Day, Shark Week, and Pajama Jam.