Compensation:  $12.50/hour
Application Deadline: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Description: ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is Vermont’s innovative science and nature center. Located on the Burlington waterfront, ECHO features 70 live species, diverse interactive experiences, hands-on STEM activities, changing and permanent exhibits, and seasonal events and festivals. ECHO’s summer education internship offers a challenging and highly rewarding experience for anyone considering a career in informal science education. We provide undergraduate and graduate students opportunity to gain practical experience with informal teaching opportunities with visitors of all ages. ECHO’s educational activities are diverse, ranging from the biology of Lake Champlain species to exploring chemistry concepts through hands-on experiments. This is a fast paced environment which requires both team and independent work, a high level of self-motivation, the ability to work with visitors of various backgrounds and ages, and a passion for our mission.

Essential Duties:

  • Conduct interactive educational experiences for visitors on the museum floor
  • Educate guests about the biology of local species
  • Educate guests about STEM concepts and the Engineering Design Process
  • Conduct educational presentations for large audiences of museum guests
  • Interact informally with visitors to facilitate engagement with exhibits
  • Set up and clean up exhibits and activities throughout the day
  • Coordinate volunteer interpreters and high school interns on a daily basis
  • Work with an advisor on ECHO-related educational projects
  • Work with ECHO Public Programs staff to carry out special events and festival days

Time Commitment:

  • June through late August (Orientation: June 1)
  • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (with 30 minute break), 4 days per week (Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat)
  • Additional hours may be necessary during high volume weeks

TO APPLY: Click here to fill out our online application.

Interested in Intern or Volunteer Opportunities?

Check out information on our volunteer page or internship page.