We are looking for dynamic college students and college graduates with some basic knowledge of marine science, biology, or environmental studies to work with our education staff.

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UC Santa Cruz Student Jobs

Open until filled: Ocean Explorers Assistant Instructor  ER 0860  Apply by Sunday, May 22, for full consideration.

The Youth Programs education team seeks UC Santa Cruz students who love working with kids and have a passion for teaching in the great outdoors. This is a paid position. Join the Seymour Center’s  Ocean Explorers summer camp team to help kids have fun while learning about marine science and research. Inspire the next generation of environmental activists at field sites around Monterey Bay. Enjoy working alongside Long Marine Lab’s renowned marine mammal research and training teams. Visit the UCSC Career Center to apply.

Open until filled: Visitor Programs Student Assistant ER 1479

The Seymour Center seeks a UC Santa Cruz student to join our Visitor Programs team. This is a paid position. If you like working with people of all ages and animals, join the Visitor Programs team. Student Assistants in this department manage volunteers on their daily shifts and lead educational volunteer shift briefings by coaching volunteers in marine science interpretation. You will also manage operation of daily programs and activities, including opening and closing the exhibit hall. Work-study status is required. Visit the UCSC Career Center to apply.

Open until filled: Venue Coordinator ER 19453

Our Facility Rentals department is looking for UC Santa Cruz students to join our events team! This is a paid position. Learn the inner workings of events and venue rental coordination while working at one of the most beautiful locations in Santa Cruz. The Seymour Center is host to many weddings, meetings, and celebrations—help make it all happen while gaining valuable experience in coordination and marketing. Work-study status is required. Visit the UCSC Career Center to apply.

Student Internships

Earn course credits by interning with Seymour Center. 

Docent Training Intern

College students or college graduates can work with the Visitor Programs staff and volunteers to develop teaching materials for the docent training course held at the Seymour Center from January to March. This is an amazing opportunity to hone your skills in administration and course organization, develop course materials, research and interpret scientific concepts and current research data, and be a part of a high-quality training program.

Requirements
Interns assist with interpreting research exhibits, seawater touch tank, and aquarium displays to visitors. Interns also help with the basic support and background research that is essential to program operation. Requirements for this position include: being responsible and reliable, having excellent customer service skills and organization, and expressing enthusiasm for learning marine science and interpretation.
Workload
Interns work roughly 150 hours per quarter for a 5-unit internship (approx. 12-15 hours per week) or about 80 hours per quarter for a 2-unit internship (approx. 6-8 hours per week). A minimum of two 3-hour shifts per week is required with additional time spent for prep, set-up/clean-up, research, meetings, etc.
Apply

Download the application

The Internship Application is best viewed and filled out using Adobe Reader.

Send completed application to:

volunteers@ucsc.edu
or
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Internship Program
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

School Programs Teaching & Project Interns

College students or college graduates can become part of our outstanding team of School Programs Instructors who teach engaging, hands-on, marine science activities to visiting school groups in our seawater and teaching labs. Learn to lead engaging tours to Long Marine Lab’s blue and gray whale skeletons, marine mammal research overlook, invertebrate and shark touch pools, and more. Gain valuable knowledge and experience as a science educator through teaching a wide range of marine science concepts to students ranging in age from kindergarten to community college.

Requirements
Credit is offered to UCSC students via the Environmental Studies Internship Program. If interested in obtaining credit, interns must work a specific number of hours and complete additional written work that is evaluated by a faculty sponsor.

  • 2 units of credit: 60 hours/quarter completed over 2-3 consecutive quarters
  • 5 units of credit: 120 hours completed over 2-3 consecutive quarters

Students attending colleges other than UCSC should inquire with their school’s career center or academic department for guidance on how to obtain credit for Seymour Center internships.

Interning for experience offers more flexibility and no requirement for written work or a faculty sponsor. The minimum commitment is typically one 3-hour shift each week during the school year.

School Programs Volunteer training is required. Find training dates and additional information in our FAQ sheet and recruitment flyer.

Workload
Teaching & Project Interns need to be available at least one morning per week (Tuesday-Friday) for teaching. In addition to teaching and preparation time at home, interns are expected to schedule at least two additional hours per week to assist with administrative projects, or lead additional tours as needed.

The number of Teaching & Project Intern opportunities is limited due to scheduling constraints. Teaching & Project Interns are expected to volunteer for a minimum of two quarters, preferably three (i.e. six or more months). Preference will be given to interns who commit to the entire school year. The total number of hours an intern needs to work depends on whether the intern wants to volunteer for credit or experience.

Apply

Download the application

The Internship Application is best viewed and filled out using Adobe Reader.

Send completed application to:

volunteers@ucsc.edu
or
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Internship Program
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060