2019 Job & Internship Postings

2019 STAFF POSITIONS - posted 3/11/19

Discover Cayuga Lake is seeking several outgoing individuals to join our crew this season! We anticipate interviews in late March. Positions begin on/about May 1.

MB Teal Crew Member position description (pdf) This is a seasonal position, 10-20 hours/week, May-October.  Crew will be trained to perform duties as ship’s mate, narrator, host and instructor as needed. General background is boating, environmental science and/or education is a plus. See linked document for details.

Science & Educational Assistant (pdf) This is a seasonal position, with potential for extension. Additional responsibilities related to environmental monitoring technology and educational curriculum development. Relevant academic or employment experience recommended. See linked document for details.

We are happy to accept resumes and inquiries from interested candidates.  To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and references to Bill Foster at discovercayuga@gmail.com.   Thanks for your interest!

2019 Summer Internships

We offer high school and college internships throughout the year.  Floating Classroom internships offer great experience working in a team environment, and follow a model adapted from the Earth Force program, which encourages adoption of personal goals.  Focus areas include tourism, education, environmental sciences, social justice & sustainability. Further details available below.

Summer High School-Aged Internship Application Period is OPEN!   

Application Deadline is April 15 2019. To apply, submit a letter of interest and/or brief resume and one personal reference to floatingclassroom@gmail.com.  Feel free to contact us if you have questions! Please note- we will not be actively reviewing applications until March 15, unless requested.  

  1. Four youth crew/internships (July-August, only) will be offered at 15-20 hours/week. These interns will learn job-skills as junior crew on the MV Teal, and will also assist with lake study and educational programs related to their areas of interest. Compensation may be arranged via Tompkins County and Ulysses Youth Employment Services. Position description pending.

  2. Advanced internship opportunities, for candidates with prior experience, are also available. These positions focus on development and completion of a project proposed by the candidate, which may involve environmentsal studies, tourism, educational interpretation or other topics. For information, contact floatingclassroom@gmail.com. See position description.

 Fall and winter internships are periodically available. Feed to contact us with inquiries.

Summer College-Level Internships - closed for 2019  

See Position Description. We offer 2 summer internship positions for college-aged students. These positions are flexible to accommodate college schedules, although we strongly recommend that applicants be available by mid- to late-May. Both positions are compensated and require an average of 20 hours per week, with potential for additional hours. The work will involve assisting with interpretive programs on Cayuga Lake and at nearby stream locations, program planning and interaction with other regional agencies, and youth development. Two specific areas or responsibility (one for each position) include

  • management of lake data collected during programs, and

  • supervision and mentoring of high school interns.

Application Deadline is March 1, applications are reviewed upon receipt.