Marine Science Summer Camp Counselor Internship

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Herring Gut Learning Center
Job Overview

Hours: 7 weeks, approximately 250 hour position with the potential of earning college credit based on sending college’s policies.


Time Frame: The internship will begin on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 and end Friday, August 16th, 2019 with time for pre-camp training and debriefing after camp included.


Pay: $2,500 total stipend paid bi-weekly with on-site housing provided.


Description: Herring Gut Summer Camp is a co-ed marine science day camp for children grades K-8. The goal of this program is to inspire young people to explore, discover, and learn about Maine’s marine resources through the unique hands-on Herring Gut experience. The Marine Science Summer Camp Counselor intern will help manage the camp with program, education, and administrative responsibilities. Through this internship, candidates can expect to gain valuable marine science experience, teaching, and leadership skills.



-Education of campers in the classroom and field

-Organizing and leading marine science-based activities, games, and art projects

-Supervising campers on excursions to field sites

-Ensuring the safety of all campers

-Being a role model to campers in attitude and behavior

-Working as a team with other camp staff members

-Assisting in set-up and clean up of camp each day

-Helping with other Herring Gut operations as needed

-Provide safe transportation of all campers in HGLC van



-First Aid and CPR Certification required (Wilderness First Aid or higher certification desired)

-Valid driver’s license

-Ability to work well with children


-Creative, flexible, positive attitude, and sense of humor

-Lifeguard certification desired


Please send your resume/cv and three references to Georgie Burruss, Camp Coordinator, at [email protected] by March 30th, 2019. We will be accepting applications and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis.