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.

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 May 1st, 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 May 1st, 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. These are not paid positions, however we are happy to work with regional youth employment services. See Position description.

  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 environmental 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 past.