Science Education Internships

Science communication is a foundational skill for any STEM professional. Our science communication opportunities provide comprehensive training in the art of communicating about science and wildlife.

Discovery Guide Leader

After one season as a Discovery Guide volunteer, youth are eligible to apply for the Discovery Guide Leader Intern position (DGL). Discovery Guide Leader opportunities vary by season but may include serving as a peer mentor or taking a deep dive into live interpretation curriculum design through creating original content to engage zoo and aquarium visitors. Learn more about the Discovery Guide volunteer program (the gateway to this internship).

CUNY Partnerships

We partner with a variety of CUNY programs to provide internship experiences for students:

  • CUNY Cultural Corps
  • CUNY Service Corps
  • CUNY Career Launch
  • CUNY Spring Forward

These positions are unique opportunities to explore informal science education. Interns contribute to a variety of programs that make science and conservation relevant to people of all walks of life including school field trips, summer camp, family programs, and more. If you are a current CUNY student - speak to your on-campus career teams for more info.

Conservation Education Fellowship

The Conservation Education Fellowship (CEF) program is a unique grant-funded opportunity for early career professionals currently enrolled in college / university in the Bronx to explore the field of education at an informal science institution and develop and execute a learning action plan to support their professional growth as an educator.

This academic-year position takes each year place from September-May (approximately 12 hours per week); the application is typically posted in June/July.

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