- Willingness to learn
- Enjoy working with children
- Good physical condition (ie comfortable swimming/snorkeling)
- Pass government background check
- Travel insurance
- Accommodations on sailing vessel
- Food during program
- Learn to sail
- Learn about marine conservation
- Gain teaching skills
As an intern you will learn integral teaching methods in order to provide educational experiences for underserved youths. During the program you will be staying on a sailboat with your fellow interns. Experience in sailing is not required, but the desire to learn is! The internship will begin with a training week, we will be sailing and exploring around the area without students.
This time will allow for training in many of our marine science classes, to learn the basics of sailing and to further strengthen your teaching skills. You will be taught how to provide a hands-on learning experience to the students including snorkeling, sailing, navigation, and more. The program will run from July 5th-30th, and you will spend your time there teaching and exploring the US Virgin Islands. St. Thomas and St. John are the main islands you will be visiting. These islands are popular tourist destinations and very safe.
They have a strong local population and the primary language of the Islands is English. The waters around the Islands are beautiful and are home to many fish, turtles, sharks, and amazing coral reef systems. The program cost is $4500, which includes boat accommodations, sailing and educational science training, and food for the entirety of trip as well as making the program free for the youth we serve.