- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education, Marine Biology, Ecology, Fisheries, Botany, Geology, Environmental Biology, or similar science or education major
- Experience with diving, spearfishing, snorkeling, kayaking, lifeguarding, and/or driving boats
- Experience with facilitation and leading trips
- Experience creating and presenting educational programming (middle school to adult audiences a plus)
- Key personality traits include: ability to live and work in a small group environment with limited personal space in rustic and rural conditions, flexible and adaptable, responsible and safety conscious, relatable and personable with students/group leader
- Must have a valid Driver’s License and be comfortable driving large vans on unpaved, rural roads
- Must consent to and pass a Background Check
- Physical requirements: Must be able to and desire to spend time diving, snorkeling, or drive boats for up to 8 hours a day, must be able to climb up and down ladders, must be able to lift 50 lbs, and must be able to drive a van for up to 1.5 hours at a ti
- Room and Board provided
- Monthly Stipend
- Flight reimbursement
- Will receive wilderness first aid, leave no trace, and ACA Sea Kayaking certification
since 1970. IFS provides students with the unique opportunity for hands-on, outdoor, environmental
education. Offering trips that range in length from one week to one semester, subjects such as marine
biology, botany, ornithology, geology, oceanography, or ichthyology can be covered individually as areas
of specialization or comprehensively in a broad overview of subtropical ecology. There are many topics
to be explored in the social sciences as there is a rich culture and interesting history embodied in the
people the island.
IFS believes an interdisciplinary approach to learning is especially well suited to the field studies
environment. IFS functions as a facilitator for educational groups (ranging from middle school to
graduate level college students) seeking expertise and logistical support. IFS also facilities research by
assisting researchers with their logistical needs on Andros.
Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas but is sparsely populated with little development. Located off
the east coast of the island is the third largest barrier reef in the world and the Tongue of the Ocean.
Home to different plant communities and a wide variety of endemic plants and animals. Geologists are
attracted to many features in the Bahamas, including the thick limestone foundation of the islands
dramatically cut by deep channels. Andros is known for its 178 inland and 50 oceanic blue holes.
We are looking for enthusiastic and professional individuals with a degree in environmental education, marine biology, or similar majors to facilitate environmental education experiences at our field station on Andros island in The Bahamas. Live in rustic beach front cabins, develop your scuba diving skills, and share your passion for environmental and conservation education with our visitors!
Interns will be involved in a variety of duties such as:
-Field Studies Operations
Send your cover letter, resume, and internship application to Lindsey Christ, Executive Director, email@example.com, no phone calls please.