Bay Academy Internships
Summer 2020 Internships
To apply for any of the below internships, please send a cover letter and resume as separate attachments to [email protected] with the subject line “Internship Title – Your Name – Summer 2020”. No phone calls, please.
If you are applying for the Exhibit Design, Graphic Design/Branding, or Multimedia/Animation internship, please additionally submit a link to an online portfolio.
Exhibit Design Internship
Description: The Bay Aquarium is in the process of revamping and adding to its exhibit experience, both inside the aquarium and out. While the inside experience pertains to enhancing the visitor experience with marine life through interactive and engaging innovative content delivery platforms, ranging from the visceral to the virtual, the outdoor exhibits on PIER 39 range from themed installations, sculptural elements, scale models, murals, kinetic water features, and laser projections to solar-powered and visually powerful innovative enablers that contribute to cognitive learning.
Eligibility Qualifications: Ability to think spatially and creatively to design and produce exhibits that can engage with diverse demographics. Ability to conduct formative and summative evaluations of prototypes. Must be able to research comparable exhibit experiences and experiment with new ideas and interdisciplinary cross-over applications. Excellent writing and interpretation skills. Interest in the mission of bay.org/Bay Ecotarium.
Graphic Design/Branding Internship
Description: As bay.org transitions into its new domain under Bay Ecotarium, all its programs, collaterals and communication needs will be closely aligned in its design vocabulary and aesthetic treatment in conjunction with the new brand. The Graphic Design and Branding intern will be part of an exciting process of organizational transformation and focus group studies to establish the viability of the brand that will define this amalgam of institutions and differentiate it among peers.
Eligibility Qualifications: The required skills for landing a graphic design internship include sketching abilities, creative layout skills, knowledge of Adobe Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and strong communication skills with exposure to vector art image editing, 3D software, and/or data visualization. Self-starter, flexible, result oriented, with a good understanding of branding principles. Understanding of the mission of bay.org/Bay Ecotarium and the scientific content associated with each of its divisions.
Description: Animations can range from simple GIFs to involved motion graphics. The multimedia/animation intern will be challenged with creative goals requiring work with Flash, Blender, Adobe AfterEffects, etc. Work would entail creation of presentation decks, animations, special effects, video edits, audio mixing, creating touch screen interactives for a variety of delivery platforms including social media.
Eligibility Qualifications: Interest in communications, new media, and video production. Must have a good attitude, a pleasant phone demeanor, a willingness to learn, and a portfolio. Should be Internet savvy and be able to provide samples of work including school projects, demo reel, YouTube / Vimeo channel etc.
Web Design/Social Media Internship
Description: Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification. Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action on social media platforms, webpages, and blog. Optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content. Moderate all user-generated content in line with the mission. Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules. Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices.
Eligibility Qualifications: Working experience or exposure to social media marketing or digital media environment. Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), and communication skills. Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge. Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, e-commerce functionality and general awareness to ticketing and dynamic events calendar. Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of search engines and data analysis. Positive attitude, detail oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability.
e-Learning Module Internship
Description: The e-learning module intern will play an important role in increasing the number of training resources available to the Bay Ecotarium clientele, including teachers and students, as part of an initiative to create the Bay E-Academy. The intern will work closely with the Conservation and Education departments to develop curriculum based learning modules from middle school through to undergraduate ad or graduate levels, as part of phase 1.
Eligibility Qualifications: Coursework in instructional design, educational technology, or a related field preferred. Two years’ minimum experience working with the creation of educational material online through membership portals preferred. Experience with graphic and e-learning software (Articulate, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere or other video editing software).
Description: The Educational/Curatorial intern will work alongside our Education and Conservation team to craft new educational content for bay.org and its operations. Specifically, the Educational/Curatorial intern will work to create new public programming and update existing programming by researching topics and best practices, checking for accuracy, and updating outdated content.
Eligibility Qualifications: Experience with best practices for informal/formal learning strongly preferred. Experience working with science curricula strongly preferred. Passion for science, conservation, and San Francisco Bay required. Strong written and verbal communication skills.