Internship opportunity: Curriculum assistant

Whittier students participate in a lesson from the 2014 oil spill curriculum.

The Council is seeking an intern to assist with a revision of the Alaska Oil Spill Curriculum during Winter/Spring 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking experience with hands-on, place-based education, marine education, curriculum development, or conservation non-profits.

The Alaska Oil Spill Curriculum is a series of lessons teaching about oil resources, marine ecosystems, oil pollution, and citizen engagement. The lessons cover K-12 and can be adapted to meet a variety of teacher needs, from a full semester program to a single hands-on demonstration. The Alaska Oil Spill Curriculum has recently undergone a major revision to align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The revised curriculum will be available as an online, searchable database to improve educator access to this place-based, hands-on instruction resource.

The intern will assist in preparing lesson plans for inclusion in a searchable web tool (no web development experience necessary). Intern work will include:

  • Research other online curricula for models of an effective search tool
  • Create a visual template and use it to format all lessons to be consistent, usable, and aesthetically-pleasing
  • Entering lesson plans into the database, assigning relevant search/filter labels (such as age range, topics, type of lesson, or curriculum standard met)

Additional details of the internship will be developed with the candidate, based on applicant’s skills, interests, or needs for acquiring credit, if applicable.

  • Stipend: $2,500 in three installments. 
  • Travel: Minimal, to be determined with the right candidate. Dependent on travel restrictions that may be in place at the time.
  • Funds for a relevant conference or training are available.

This is a 6-month internship, January – June 2021. Exact dates can be flexible to accommodate student schedules, but all work must be completed by June 30, 2021.

More details and how to apply: 

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