Employment and Internships

Employment and Internship Opportunities

All internships are unpaid, however small stipends may be possible depending on available funding and internship position. Interested applicants must send their cover letter and resume to [email protected] Please be sure to state the position and term you are interested in.

Your cover letter should cover three main things: stated position of interest, reason for applying, and related qualifications/experience that would make you a good candidate.

To apply: email the required material to [email protected]


Internships:

Conservation Internship OPEN

Full Time

Spring 2022 (January- May)

Accepting Spring 2022 applications

Interns selected will help to organize and staff community volunteer opportunities related to Reef Relief’s Stormwater Education Program.

The Conservation internship duties include four main components:

Recruiting and organizing volunteers for storm water program events

Distributing stormwater education literature to Key West residents

Stenciling awareness messages around local storm drains

Distributing brochures and guides to businesses, hotels, and restaurants throughout Monroe County

Organizing and leading marine debris removal projects (both land and water based)

Canvassing businesses to join our Skip the Straw and Protect Your Skin, Protect Our Reefs campaigns

You will also be familiar with the following areas:

Helping maintain Key West Marine Park buoys

Operation of Reef Relief’s environmental center

Posting informative literature and photographs on Reef Relief’s social media campaigns

Assisting with fundraisers and community events

Qualifications

Strong interest in marine/environmental science and conservation.

Comfortable swimming skills

Able to lift at least 50 lbs

Ability to self lead and time manage

Able to work in warmer conditions

How to apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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Education Internship OPEN

Full Time

Fall (September-December) Spring (January-May)

Accepting Spring 2022 applications.

Interns selected will help to organize and staff events, promote Reef Relief and its programs, present classroom lessons on marine science, assist in school field trips to the Key West Marine Park, the barrier reef off of Key West, and the Dry Tortugas National Park, help run Spring Break Coral Camp and help maintain the Key West Marine Park Buoys as needed.  This internship is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience in marine education and conservation.

You will become familiar with the following areas:

Environmental education for children and adults

Creating and teaching lessons for children in pre K to college

Teaching children how to safely and successfully snorkel

Operation of Reef Relief’s environmental center

Planning and organizing special events, marketing, fundraising

Qualifications

Applicants must have a degree in marine science or education (or related field) or be actively seeking one.

Have an interest in marine science

Able to work with kids

Strong swimming skills

Have a personal laptop or tablet to create educational material

How to apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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Coral Camp Internship OPEN

Full Time

Summer 2022 (June – August)

Accepting Summer 2022 applications. 

Interns selected will present classroom lessons on marine science and provide program support for the summer Coral Camp for Kids Program for kids 6-12 years of age. This internship is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience in marine education and conservation.   

You will become familiar with the following areas:

Marine and Environmental education for children

Teaching children how to safely and successfully snorkel in the open ocean

Operation of Reef Relief’s environmental center

Helping maintain the Key West Marine Park

Qualifications

 Must have a degree in marine science and/or education (or related field), or the applicant must be actively seeking one.

Should have specific interest in marine science

Strong swimming skills

Previous snorkeling experience

Able to work with children

Must have their own technology that can support the creation of educational material

Able to lift at least 50 lbs

Able to work in warmer climate and conditions

CPR/First Aid/ AED certification is preferred

How to apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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Marketing & Media Internship (Part Time) OPEN

Part Time

Fall (September- December), Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August)

Successful candidates will be able to effectively promote Reef Relief’s mission and gain new support through fundraising, recruiting new memberships, setting up and organizing tabling events, and reaching new followers through Reef Relief’s social media outlets.  Seeking candidates who are currently in college or who have recently graduated with an interest in marketing, fundraising, and/or marine science.

Responsibilities:

Organizing at least one new Reef Relief fundraiser or membership drive

Assisting with annual fundraisers by collecting silent auction and raffle prizes, advertising events on social media, and being present at all fundraisers

Create new and captivating material for Reef Relief’s social media platforms, e-newsletters, and website blog

Set up and preform public outreach at all Reef Relief tabling events by talking to the community about our programs, memberships, and our retail selection

Assist with other Reef Relief programs such as monthly clean up events, visiting schools to help carry out our Discover Coral Reefs School Program, and canvassing businesses to join our Skip the Straw and Protect Your Skin, Protect Our Reefs sunscreen campaigns.

Qualifications:

Possess a degree or are currently studying marketing, marine science, or related field.

Strong interest in marine science

Have their own technology

Understanding of social media outlets

Experience with the program Canva

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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