Dunes Center Internship Program
The Dunes Center Internship Program offers interns an opportunity to learn job skills, engage with our program participants, develop lesson plans, and to have a rich, rewarding experience they can benefit from. Our Internship Program has a rolling application cycle. We are always accepting applications for interns. In order to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Download our Summer Education Internship Flyer.
Special Event and Volunteer Program Internships
Special Event and Volunteer Program Interns will engage in the organization by coordinating volunteers for programs and events, working with staff to plan and coordinate special events, such as our annual golf tournament fundraiser, annual Trees of the Season fundraiser, and other special programs scheduled throughout the year. This position generally requires general computer skills, strong communication skills, strong writing skills, and a willingness to learn.
Education Program Internships
Education Interns at the Dunes Center participate in a number of ways. We provide training opportunities so interns are familiar with our education materials. Generally, this position requires an interest in science education, experience working with children, and a willingness to learn.
Dates of Program
10 – 20 hrs per week beginning in January through the end of December
The Educational Internship will be working in the education department of the Dunes Center. Their primary responsibilities will be to assist with the preparation, support and administration of the educational programs hosted by the Dunes Center. They will be responsible for attending and leading sessions of the afterschool/summer programs and other educational programs that are hosted by the Dunes Center. Interns will also be required to familiarize and attend community and education department walks/hikes throughout the spring/summer months during their internship. Intern will be under the general supervision and direction of the staff Education Program Manager.
The Special Event and Volunteer Program Internship will be working with volunteers and providing crucial support for special events. No experience is necessary, however interested parties should be able to provide examples related to volunteer work, supervise volunteers, or led a group of their peers through a project or program. Interns should be available on weekends - Saturday and Sunday to host walks and outreach booths.
This part time service will enable both the Dunes Center in expanding their programs and the intern to gain experiences that can be used for college admissions, work experience and personal fulfillment. This will benefit both entities in a mutual relationship aimed to educate the youth in the Guadalupe and central coast cities.
Interns should posses the following abilities:
Represent the Dunes Center in a professional manner
Public speaking – ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Interest in working with children - prior experience working with children preferable
Interest in education, sciences or becoming a mentor
Transportation to and from the site and the Dunes Center
Ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of computer programs
Interns will be able to:
Provide a letter of support on behalf to the Dunes Center and its donors and funders
Present the board with a brief summary of their experience(s)
Have work experience(s) to draw upon when they enter the profession of their choice
Create several science education activities for students (Kinder through Sixth grade)
Complete a PowerPoint presentation that will be used for future outreach and educational
funding opportunities and the visitor’s center
Letter of recommendation from the Dunes Center upon completion of internship
Work experience in the field of education and natural sciences
To Apply - Send, fax, or email your resume and a brief personal statement describing your educational goals to: