Internship Programs at the ELC


The Environmental Learning Center’s (ELC) Career Training for a Sustainable Future High School Summer Internship and the Undergraduate Summer Internship in Education and Conservation applications are now available for submission.

The ELC offers hands-on, feet-wet opportunities for high school and college students. Our internship programs allow students to gain real-life experience to help them with their future.

The ELC is pleased to offer a 7-week paid internship for Indian River County high school students from low-income families. This internship is open to students 16 years old and up that have a social security number and are eligible to work in the U.S., and have completed at least one year of high school. This internship program is made possible through the generous support of the United Way.

For more information on the High School Summer Internship, visit

The ELC also seeks up to two college interns with hopes to explore career avenues in environmental education and conservation. The interns will assist staff in teaching nature-based camps for children, conducting ecological field research, maintaining large display aquaria, and learning from environmental educators and conservation professionals.

The internship is open to undergraduate students registered at least part-time in college for the semesters before and after the summer, who have completed at least one year of coursework at the start of the internship, and who are working towards a four year degree. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen in good academic standing, at least 18 years old, and have a valid driver’s license. In accordance with program funder guidelines, at least one intern selected will be a resident of Indian River County. This internship program is made possible through the generous support of Quail Valley Charities and anonymous donors.

For more information about the Undergraduate Summer Internship, visit:

The deadline for both internship applications is April 10, 2019. Students interested in these internship opportunities must complete the application form and email it along with supporting documentation to Amy Shea, ELC Environmental Educator, at Contact Amy via email or at 772-589-5050 ext. 106 with any questions.

The Environmental Learning Center is a 64-acre 501(c)(3) not-for-profit nature center located in Vero Beach, Florida. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. The ELC serves the community through school field trips, camps, lecture series, professional development and more. Our campus includes native plant gardens, boardwalks, kayaks, canoes, a pontoon boat, children’s play area and many other amenities that help increase access to nature for people of all ages.

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