Internship for Educators

Texas A&M University Galveston Campus sponsors free summer internships for school teachers, counselors, administrators, and other individuals involved in education. Internships are operated in conjunction with Sea Camp and Talented & Gifted (TAG). Each internship is a week-long adventure and learning experience. No teaching is involved. Interns are asked to learn along with the campers while acting as chaperones. Sea Camp is a summer residential camp for students of ages 10-18 interested in the marine biology/science.  Internship participants live with Sea Camp staff and students in our campus dormitory; assist in daily educational exercises and field trips, evening recreation, and overall well-being of the campers.   Interns may apply for a maximum of 2 sessions per summer.  More than 2 sessions require previous Sea Camp counselor experience and approval from the Sea Camp Director.

 The following Sea Camps are available for 2018 internships:

Adventures in Marine Biology • Coral, Crabs, and Cephalopods • Sharks and More • Coastal Ecology • Advanced Coastal Ecology • Fishing Camp • Marine Mammal Workshop •Hill Country Camping • Ocean Careers Awareness • Coastal Photography • Oceanography and Nautical Archaeology • Biology of the Sea Turtle • SCUBA

Ecotourism in Costa Rica is available for educators at a discounted price ($1,900). Only 2 spots are available. A $700 deposit is required. Please e-mail Daisy if you are interested at daileyd@tamug.ed

Talented and Gifted (TAG) is a Sea Camp for high-ability students ages 14-18.  TAG is operated the same as Sea Camp (as far as supervision, lodging, etc.), the main difference being career-oriented daily itineraries and higher level curriculum.

The following TAG programs are available for 2018 internships:

Marine Biology Research • Marine Science Research • Marine Engineering •Veterinary Medicine • Pre-Medicine

Upon completion of the internship, educators receive a Certificate of Continuing Professional Education that acknowledges SBEC credit hours of science content earned. The number of hours varies between 7 and 30, depending upon the completed camp program. 

Optional: Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) recognition for environmental studies.

Stipends: Dormitory suite and cafeteria meal costs will be paid by the Sea Camp or TAG Programs…AND you get the opportunity to learn alongside marine biologists, while experiencing all of the amazing marine life the Gulf of Mexico has to offer!  Participants are responsible for personal expenses.

Internship for Educators Application