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Our success as an organization depends on the strength of our small team of staff and volunteers. We work closely with our employees to build an innovative, creative, and rewarding work environment. Be part of our hardworking team dedicated to protecting the Great Lakes through education by inspiring curiosity, stewardship, and passion. To apply for any open position, or to find out more information, please email



Inland Seas Education Association is looking for someone with good leadership skills and a positive attitude to fill the position of mate for the 2020 season aboard the schooner Inland Seas. Click here for a full job description.

Shipboard Science Education Intern

The shipboard science education intern delivers educational programming on shore and aboard our traditionally rigged schooners for people of all ages. The intern helps develop ISEA programming, completes tasks that support the education activities of ISEA, and participates in ship operations as needed.

Click here for more information. Applications are due February 7, 2020.

Shipboard Educator and Deckhand Intern

The shipboard educator/deckhand delivers education programming aboard our traditionally rigged schooner, Inland Seas, for people of all ages and participates in ship operations. The educator/deckhand is expected to learn how to teach our programs, as well as how to crew aboard the Inland Seas. Position requires participation in DOT-approved drug testing program.

Click here for more information. Applications are due February 7, 2020.

Marketing and Communications Intern

This individual works under the leadership of the Marketing Coordinator. The goal of this position is to offer a learning experience for a college student enrolled in a degree program that will involve them in a wide range of activities involved with marketing a small nonprofit organization.

Click here for more information. Applications are due February 7, 2020.

Aside from the positions listed above, ISEA also has year-round volunteer opportunities and unpaid internships. For more information on volunteering, click here.

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