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Internship: Science & STEM Education Intern

GOAL: Help the CPF Institute design, develop, organize, and disseminate tools and resources for science educators focused on facilitating three-dimensional science using the environment as context for learning.

About Captain Planet Foundation:

For almost 30 years, the Captain Planet Foundation has developed and provided project-based environmental learning strategies that bring education to life. Our comprehensive programming supports educators who are looking to: 1) Take learning outside;  2) Connect youth to their local environment; and 3) Empower students to become active agents of change.

About the CPF Institute

The CPF Institute is a program of the Captain Planet Foundation focused on designing, developing, and disseminating tools, resources, and professional learning opportunities to educators that can help them engage their students in three-dimensional science learning.

Internship Description:

This internship will be in direct support of the work of the CPF Institute, which will include:

  • Providing logistical support the work of the Institute
  • Scheduling, preparation for, and assistance at professional development workshops for teachers, focus groups, conference presentations, reviewing/ writing groups, etc.
  • Editing and organization of resources and training materials
  • Research and continued development and support for Eco STEM Resource Kits;
  • Other projects might include:
    • Field testing of science education activities incorporating technology such as microcontrollers and environmental sensors, spectrophotometers, etc;
    • Creation of videos and hands-on supply kits for distance learning model of professional development;
    • Design of environmental stewardship project for each K-12 grade level aligned with NGSS and/ or Georgia science standards

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills including written and oral
  • Attention to detail, precision, and accuracy
  • Creative and critical thinker
  • Ability to self-manage and think independently
  • Passionate about engaging and empowering kids to be positive agents of change

Preferred (any of the following):

  • Video production skills and experience;
  • Coding; microcontroller programming (arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc)
  • App development

Skills You’ll Develop:

 

  • Production skills
  • Project management
  • Education-oriented design
  • Teamwork

 

*please send resume and cover letter to Courtney Kimmel – courtney@captainplanetfdn.org

*Approximately 10-20 hours a week. All internships are unpaid. We are looking for motivated Interns and volunteer positions who are able to handle multiple tasks.