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Lemur Education Internship (PAID)- Summer 2023

The Duke Lemur Center (DLC) is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented, and enthusiastic student for our Summer 2023 Education Internship. This internship is a multi-faceted position that introduces interns to all aspects of the education and tour department. This experience is an ideal way for interns to receive a comprehensive view of the inner and outer workings of informal educational programming. Responsibilities will include leading educational tours of the facility to a wide variety of groups with varying age ranges, assisting with special programs, and to a lesser extent, supporting roles such as check-in or gift shop duties. With guidance from the Duke Lemur Center's Education Programs Manager, the education intern will complete an independent project -- the focus of which will be determined collaboratively between interns and the education staff.

The Education Internship requires a consecutive ten week-commitment starting Tuesday, May 30th and ending Saturday, August 5th, 2023. The internship requires 20-30 hours a week. It is strongly preferred that interns be available for either a Sunday - Thursday or a Tuesday - Saturday schedule; however, alternate schedules can be discussed during interviews.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must have the ability to understand and follow written and oral instruction and have effective communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must be able to work in summer weather conditions, staying outdoors on paved paths for up to 2 hours continuously. This position does not require walking or standing, but any applicants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids should note that certain behind-the-scenes learning opportunities that are part of the overall intern experience are not fully accessible, particularly the Natural Habitat Enclosures, due to the nature of working with wild primates. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Student Programs Coordinator (

This is a paid internship position. Interns will be compensated at a rate of $15/hour. Housing and transportation are not provided. Interns must have their own transportation to the DLC. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (including a booster) and health insurance is required.

To apply to the Education Internship, please complete and submit the application below. Applications will be accepted until March 3rd, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. A current resume and two letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline for an application to be complete. The application allows you to list the contact information for two references. The listed contacts should send letters of reference directly to the Student Program Coordinator, Erin Hecht ( The applicant should also send their resume to