Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Volunteer Internship Opportunities
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries currently has three openings for volunteer interns at their headquarters office in Silver Spring, Maryland. Volunteer internships may count towards course credit and our office has previously hosted interns through the Washington Semester program.
 
The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.
 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants for the winter session can anticipate a mid January 2017 start date. Applicants for the summer session can anticipate a mid-May 2017 start date.
 
To apply, please email a cover letter, 1-2 page writing sample and a resume to the contacts below.
 
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We invite you to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team at the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries where you will gain invaluable resume-building experience and an insider’s perspective from the nation’s leader in ocean conservation and management. The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries conducts outreach with members of Congress and constituent groups on key issues, such as marine conservation, climate change and maritime heritage. As a volunteer intern, you will assist with constituent and congressional outreach efforts. We are looking for motivated self-starters who enjoy both independent and collaborative work. The ideal candidate for this volunteer position will possess a strong academic background and the desire to immerse oneself in the world of marine communications and the internal workings of a federal office. Please contact grace.bottitta@noaa.gov.


Media Relations Volunteer Internship:
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/involved/pdfs/onms-media-relations-volunteer-internship-dec2015.pdf 
We invite you to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team at the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries where you will gain invaluable resume-building experience and an insider’s perspective from the nation’s leader in ocean conservation and management. The Communications Team produces and distributes NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries messages through a variety of channels to a diverse audience – agency departments, news media and the public. As a volunteer intern, you will have the opportunity to participate in staff meetings; fine-tune writing, editing and proofreading skills; develop targeted media lists and media kits; learn media outreach strategies. Strong research and writing skills are a must, along with knowledge of social media trends and best practices. Please contact vernon.smith@noaa.gov.


Destination Marketing and Outdoor Recreation Intern:
As a volunteer intern, you will work with the Communications and Stewardship group to implement NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Travel & Tourism Strategy and enhance visibility of responsible recreation opportunities in national marine sanctuaries. Relevant support tasks will include, but are not limited to, development of topical factsheets and articles for various audiences, outreach to travel bloggers and convention and visitors bureaus, and attendance at agency meetings. This is an exciting opportunity to explore sanctuary connections to the outdoor recreation and ecotourism industries in both public and private sectors, and assist in ensuring that ONMS place-based conservation efforts are recognized and publicized in local and interagency arenas. Competitive candidates will have good communication skills and an interest in parks and recreation management, tourism development, or marine affairs. Please contact chiara.zuccarino-crowe@noaa.gov.