Prácticas de evaluación ambiental de zonas marinas de conservación ~

27 de noviembre de 2019

Prácticas de evaluación ambiental de zonas marinas de conservación

Reports to: Blue Parks Director
Location: Glen Ellen, CA
Period: 3-4 months

Position Overview:

As a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas, Marine Conservation Institute uses the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world and then advocates for their protection. Our unique effectiveness comes from our vision, expertise and our willingness to partner with others. Training out of our Glen Ellen (San Francisco North Bay) office, interns have the opportunity to volunteer and gain important conservation science and advocacy skills.

To safeguard marine ecosystems on a global scale, Marine Conservation Institute is leading an urgent initiative called Blue Parks. Blue Parks incentivizes governments to protect marine life by giving prestigious awards for effective marine protected areas that meet science-based standards. It aims to catalyze strong protection for at least 30% of the global ocean by 2030, enough to avert the extinction of most marine life.

Blue Park interns train closely with the program director to help evaluate marine protected areas (MPAs) for Blue Park Awards. Science interns will conduct research on the nominees and write evaluation reports. Interns will also have the opportunity to contribute pieces to the Institute’s blog, On the Tide. We will consider part-time applicants (16+ hours/week) or full-time applicants (35+ hours/week) for this volunteer, at-will internship.

Desired skills:

Excellent internet research skills
Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Ability/willingness to learn new computer programs

Marine Science:
Understanding of ocean conservations issues
Familiarity with marine protected areas
Experience searching and reading scientific literature

Interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Intern tasks may include:

Research activities:
Research and compile information on MPAs from around the world
Research advances in MPA monitoring and enforcement approaches

Conservation program assistance:
Assist with communications – writing blog pieces, etc.
Proofreading a variety of external documents, emails, website pages
Brainstorming a variety of activities and programs


Internships are on a volunteer basis; no benefits or relocation costs are provided. We are willing to work with interns and their universities to obtain academic credit for internship work. It is the intern’s responsibility to negotiate this relationship with their institution and verify that the internship training and experience meets academic credit requirements.

Application Process:

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and will be posted until filled. To apply to this position, please send the following materials via email to
Cover letter detailing your interests, relevant experience, goals and availability
Short formal writing sample
Course list detailing applicable coursework experience
List of 3 references
Please reference the position title and your name in the subject line, and do not call our office regarding this opportunity.

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