Education Program

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is seeking a seasonal Education Program intern for summer 2021.

Intern/s will assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, and festivals, including CCS’s signature summer week of events: Whale Week:  A Celebration of the Sea, and Whale Camp.  Interns will assist in staffing the Center’s SEASpace Marine Discovery Center, and beach pop-up tents; designing and delivering presentations, answering questions about CCS, marine animals (especially whales, seals and sharks) and ocean conservation issues, and other general duties.

Interns must have their own transportation, and housing is not provided. A small stipend is provided.


  • The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or university.
  • Preference will be given to students or recent graduates working towards environmental studies, education, marine science, biology or other related fields.
  • Intern should demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intern should be a self-starter able to take responsibility for completing projects.
  • Students that are adaptable, responsible, hard working, willing to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be comfortable working with all ages.
  • Must be comfortable working outside in all conditions.
  • Must be comfortable working with and handling marine species.
  • Interns must be able to commit to at least two-three months; preferred start date-end date mid June to mid August, but dates are flexible based on school schedules.
  • Interns must work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Schedule is flexible but intern may have to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Preference will be given to students with secured housing on Cape Cod.

How to Apply
Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to Stephanie Richardson at [email protected] or 5 Holway Ave, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657. Applications must be received by March 19, 2021.


Marine Debris & Plastics Program
Diana H. Potter Marine Debris Internship

Category: 6-month, part-time
April 1 – September 30, 2021

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is offering to a Cape-based college student a six-month Internship in its Marine Debris & Plastics program. The Intern will work closely with CCS staff and volunteers on marine debris removal projects, data analysis and community outreach, and may integrate with relevant CCS programs (e.g. fisheries, geology, education, rescue) for field work and data collection. The Intern will interface with the general public virtually and in person, and will have the opportunity to work with scientists, commercial and recreational fishermen, shellfish farmers and artists. Intern will assist with generating outreach and report materials for various digital and social media outlets. The Internship will culminate in a capstone presentation to the CCS community reflective of the overall experience and discoveries made, which may also integrate with academic goals. This position reports to the CCS Marine Debris & Plastics program coordinator.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist program coordinator in organizing shoreline cleanups and conducting seasonal field work
• Maintain and further develop marine debris database and on-line reporting mechanisms
• Attend debris cleanups, collect and inventory marine debris, tally and enter data
• Conduct monthly marine debris monitoring cleanups at designated beaches
• Generate social media or blog posts to enhance program outreach and education
• Present a final capstone project as part of CCS public webinar or seminar program

Key Job Requirements:
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point) and databases
• Comfort with using social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, web logs
• Familiarity with issue of marine plastic debris, recycling, and single-use plastic bans
• Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal approach
• Attention to detail and ability to be self-directed with minimal guidance
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Interested applicants should be able to describe how this opportunity fits within their current academic field of interest and/or furthers their intended occupational interests as well as their personal worldview. Transportation and housing are the responsibility of the Intern.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Field work is conducted on the shores of Cape Cod Bay and along the Cape Cod National Seashore. Data and some outreach work can be conducted from home; occasional lab work may be required. Comfort with working outdoors; carrying or dragging loads 50-100 pounds; and safely handling debris is required. Field work schedule is land-based and weather-dependent; data input and analysis requires a mix of on-site debris inventory and home-based office work. Occasional weekend hours will be required. Number of hours worked each week will be project-dependent and mutually agreed to by Intern and program coordinator, not to exceed 20 hours/wk.

Salary and Benefits:
The Internship will provide a small stipend of $700/mo and workman’s comp coverage during field work activities.

Please email applications to Human Resources Director Stephanie Richardson, [email protected] with a cover letter, resume and two references in PDF format by March 1, 2021.

The Center for Coastal Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions, experiences and backgrounds is a key asset.

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[email protected]
(508) 487-3622
5 Holway Avenue
Provincetown, MA 02657
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