The Island School is hiring a
The Island School, a not-for-profit organization based in The Bahamas, was founded to create and support transformational educational experiences with the vision of leadership effecting change, on the island of Eleuthera. The diverse educational initiatives, including our High School Semester and Summer Term, Deep Creek Middle School, Elementary Learning Center, and our Community Engagement and Partnerships, deliver unique educational journeys in conjunction with the authentic and meaningful work our organization undertakes in research and sustainable development at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, our research and innovation hub. We are reimagining what education is for, and redesigning how education is delivered.
The Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) serves as the research, innovation and systems branch of The Island School, working hand in hand with the organization’s educational programs to chart a path toward a more livable future. CEI conducts environmental research and innovates systems and designs that model how to live sustainably in South Eleuthera, throughout The Bahamas, and in other island nations.
Internships at the Cape Eleuthera Institute are available in the following areas:
Please indicate your preferred area during the application process. The research projects running at CEI are continually changing as we answer old questions and move on to new ones. As such, the intern experience is highly dynamic and will be different every term. More information on specific research projects can be found on our website and can be discussed during your interview.
Intern sessions available:
You should be comfortable working in challenging field conditions, have a passion for environmental conservation and a love of teaching students of all ages. Interns are expected to take initiative, be well-organized and resilient, working flexibly across teams within the organization.
Additional requirements for sustainable agriculture/systems internships:
Additional requirements for marine research and conservation internships:
During a typical work week, you will be expected to work Monday through Friday. Usually 2-3 of these days are spent in the field and the remaining time is spent maintaining equipment, processing data, and completing other related activities. Occasionally, you will be expected to work evenings or weekends. Whenever possible, you will be given time off during the week as compensation. There are also opportunities to help out with local outreach initiatives both during and outside of work hours.
Application deadline is February 22, 2024.