SUMMER CLIMATE EDUCATION AND PROGRAM INTERN

SUMMER CLIMATE EDUCATION AND PROGRAM INTERN

Website Stone Living Lab

This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse team of talented individuals who work closely with public
agencies, communities, and private & nonprofit partners. As a member of the Stone Living Lab Education
and Engagement team, the Summer Climate Education and Program Intern will assist with public
programs and education projects in and around Boston Harbor, including the Boston Harbor Islands
National & State Park.

About the Position
This summer, the Stone Living Lab seeks a motivated and energetic intern to assist with public
programming and education projects in and around Boston Harbor, including tabling events, community
cruises, and youth programs! Reporting to the Lab’s Senior Manager for Education and Engagement, this
intern will help facilitate a series of enriching public programs on a weekly basis. Many duties take place
largely outdoors within the Park and around the mainland waterfront.

This position requires a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekend work. The Intern will be employed through Boston Harbor Now, the non-profit partner of Stone Living Lab. 

Responsibilities

  • With the Senior Manager for Education and Engagement, working outdoors in and around
    Boston Harbor with a diverse audience of families and community groups, conducting work with
    professionalism and compassion for everyone encountered
  • Leading family-friendly activities like science experiments or arts and crafts
  • Working with the Communications Manager to promote program offerings through online
    calendars and social media
  • Representing the Stone Living Lab professionally in interactions with vendors, partner staff, and
    the public
  • Other duties in the office and in the field as needed such as:
    • Supporting programs with a focus on data collection and analysis
    • Supporting partners and providing customer service by connecting via email and phone
    • Researching new program ideas and vendors for 2024
    • Managing partner schedules and layouts, and assisting in administrative duties as
      needed

Qualifications and Experience
We recognize that experience can be gained in various ways: lived, professional, volunteer, and more. We
encourage you to apply and to consider what you can contribute to youth engagement programs. Black,
Indigenous, people of color, people with disabilities, and people with non-dominant gender identities
who may not believe they meet all the described qualifications are encouraged to consider what they
can contribute to the Stone Living Lab and apply. We are looking for candidates who possess:

  • Proficiency in Google Suite, including Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Drive, and Calendar, to manage
    appointments, document sharing, and digital collaboration
  • Comfort and experience in facilitating public programming for all ages
  • Problem solving skills and ability to present possible solutions to supervisor
  • High school diploma or GED is preferred but not required. Other credentials, traditional and
    nontraditional, and experience considered and appreciated.

    An ideal candidate:

  • Has a strong work ethic, is good at taking direction, and is able to work with minimal supervision
  • Has experience and/or interest in climate resilience, environmental science, event planning,
    creative placemaking, community activation, and/or the nonprofit sector a plus.
  • Has a demonstrated interest in public parks and/or community programming and events
  • Has experience working with families and the public, particularly in an event setting
  • Is comfortable leading activities outside in a range of weather conditions
  • Is willing to work outdoors in a range of weather conditions
  • Is proficient or fluent in a second language
  • Is a proactive problem solver
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Works well with a variety of stakeholders and partners
  • Believes in the mission of the Stone Living Lab

Hours
Full-time intern positions from June through August (13 weeks). The work schedule is typically
Tuesday through Saturday (some Sundays) and will include 1 to 2 evening shifts (1pm – 9pm) a
week.

Benefits and Salary
Hourly, non-exempt employee; $17.50/hour working an average of 35 hours/week for 13 weeks
($8,000 for 457 hours). Sick time and paid holidays (e.g. Fourth of July) included.

How to Apply
Please send your resume/CV and cover letter to employment@bostonharbornow.org for consideration.
Please use the Subject line “Summer Climate Education and Program Intern Application (your last
name)” in your email.

Applications close April 19, 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@bostonharbornow.org

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