Internship Opportunities

Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) offers internship opportunities for students to learn more about the field of environmental education through assisting in our outdoor classes and summer camps. These opportunities include school year and summer internships for high school students, undergraduate students, and recent graduates.

2021 Summer Environmental Education Internship
Dates: May 27-August 5, 2021

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted by March 19, 2021

Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) has a summer internship position available for an undergraduate (junior, senior) or recent graduate from groups currently under-represented in marine science and environmental education.

Interns work with DHP’s education personnel in our many different summer programs including summer camps for K-12 students, our residential class in marine science for high school students, teacher workshops, and public outreach events. Interns assist in all aspects of logistics, preparation, and teaching.  This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of environmental education and learn about the Gulf of Mexico ecosystems. 

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The internship includes a $4,000 stipend, room, and board.  A background check and drug testing are requirements for employment. This internship is supported by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.

To apply, please send 1) a cover letter describing your interests and qualifications, 2) your current CV/resume, 3) transcripts (unofficial is OK), and 4) a completed application to with the subject line, Discovery Hall Summer Internship.

Or mail to:

Discovery Hall Summer Internship
Dauphin Island Sea Lab    
101 Bienville Blvd      
Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528  

For further information, please contact DHP Registrar Cassie Hanback at (251) 861-2141 x7515 or email

Current Interns

Savannah Simpson Savannah Kilgore Simpson Savannah is a senior majoring in marine science at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington. She is originally from Florida, but lives in NC now. Savannah started her undergraduate career in Maine and is very familiar with the algae and invertebrates found on rocky coasts. She loves watching sci-fi movies and exploring nature!
Maya Zambrano-Lee Maya Zambrano-Lee Maya graduated last year with her B.S. in environmental science and policy from the University of Maryland, where she was the president of her school’s Sustainable Ocean Alliance. She loves meeting new people, writing music, and spending time outdoors (hiking, rafting, rock climbing- you name it!). Maya is pursuing a career in marine science communication and is enthusiastic about teaching science through fun hands-on activities.

Past Interns

Liz Hoadley (post-graduate), 2020-2021

Selena Magallanes (Summer, Humboldt State University), 2019
Samantha Young (Summer, University of South Carolina), 2019
Rosemary Meas (Alma Bryant High School), 2019

Alex Lau (Summer, University of Hawaii), 2018
Dreu Dixon (Baker High School), 2018
Hannah Blackmon (Murphy High School), 2018

Lauren Still (post-graduate), 2017
Jordan Brown (Summer, Oakwood University), 2017
Linda Wyatt (Alma Bryant High School), 2017

Chris Flight (post-graduate), 2016
Dani Lacy (Summer, University of Miami), 2016

Alia Barnes (Summer, Hampton University), 2015

Jenni Ford (Summer, University of Florida), 2014
Tisheena Howard (Summer, Savannah State University), 2014

Jonathan Watts (Summer, Troy University), 2013
Danielle Gissendanner (Summer, University of Montevallo), 2013
Lauren Jakubowski (Summer, Spring Hill College), 2013

Leticia Solis, (Summer, Bates College), 2012
Lauren Baang, (Summer, St Francis University), 2012

Rakeyta Scales (Summer, Alabama A&M University), 2011
Darian Young (Summer, University of West Alabama), 2011

Jasmine Santana (Summer, University of Michigan), 2010
Mary Ruth Steele (Summer, University of South Alabama), 2010

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