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Careers and Internships

Join our dedicated team of professionals who work closely together to achieve our important mission to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world and our vision of being the premier environmental site in the region.

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There are no positions available at this time.

Intern Program

Interns gain practical learning experience and knowledge, work with professionals, and achieve personal growth toward educational and professional career goals. The Science Center offers three Program Internships and one Marketing Internship each summer.

Program Intern (click for details)

A Science Center summer internship is an opportunity to learn and grow while experiencing many facets of the organization.  The internship is divided into four basic focus areas plus one optional that each intern will rotate through:
1.Animal Care/Docents-the animal caretakers will orient you to the care of animals; interns are responsible for contacting docents the day before they are scheduled to arrive, as well as assist them in getting props
2.Guided Discoveries- each intern will devote two weeks to working with Guided Discoveries programs which are week long, ½ day theme focused programs for ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-10 and 11-14.
3.Mini Talks/Roving-designed to be a brief presentation on a live animal at the mini-talk amphitheater; this gives the public a chance to have a close up experience with a live animal and ask questions. A rover is expected to provide informal education to visitors while walking the trail. 
4.Outreach/Projects-interns will be assigned, during this rotation, to assist naturalists with scheduled outreach programs; interns may choose a project or complete predetermined projects of use to the Science Center


  • College junior/senior status with a major in the natural sciences, education or related field.
  • Candidates receiving college credit for the experience are given priority in consideration.
  • Enthusiasm, motivation and a desire to work with people and animals
  • Available from approximately June through end of August


  • Weekly stipend plus housing
  • Housing in rustic cabin with other summer interns

To Apply:
Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references
Dave Erler
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
PO Box 173 Holderness NH 03245
603-968-7194 x 13

Marketing Intern (click for details)

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center seeks a college student as a Marketing Intern. The Marketing Intern will gain experience working in a nationally-accredited nature center. The Marketing Intern will work with the Marketing Manager to help strategically manage the promotion and marketing efforts of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, its environmental education programs, and mission to the general public, membership, and school groups.

Assignments may include: reviewing and editing web copy; editing and proofreading materials, including print and electronic newsletters; writing press releases; designing event flyers; updating calendar listings; creating video content; conducting visitor surveys; managing press list; analyzing online advertising strategy; assisting with special events, mailings, general office support, and business sponsor solicitations.

This internship requires strong written and oral communications skills, project management and organizational skills. The Marketing Intern must possess strong initiative and the ability to work independently.

Familiarity with Windows and MS Office is required; Dreamweaver, In Design and Adobe Premier are a plus. Internships receives weekly stipend, on site housing, may be completed for course credits. Interns work under the supervision of professional staff and are expected to be available approximately 40 hours a week. A flexible schedule, over the course of a semester is possible. Schedule may include occasional evening and weekend event assignments.

Send letter of interest and resume to: Amanda Gillen, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Amanda.Gillen@nhnature.org


Volunteering at the Science Center presents opportunities to learn something new and meet interesting people while sharing your talents and skills.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer