One of the most common questions we are asked by our program participants is: How can I stay involved? This space is an evolving answer to that question, and provides opportunities for you to dive deeper into ocean science and conservation, connect with other young creatives and activists, and showcase your research or campaign at global events.
EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES* 🔎
*This list is by no means exhaustive; you should always explore opportunities at your local aquariums, science centers, and universities.
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COLLEGE STUDENTS +
- REEF Marine Conservation Internship (Fall 2019) – Deadline: July 22
- Nature’s Academy STEM Education Internship (September-December)
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
- Northeastern University Marine Science Center Outreach Program and Girls Inc. of Lynn: Beach Sisters Peer Leaders – This is a great opportunity for teen girls looking to learn about education and marine biology, while also making some extra money after school. Contact Mary at [email protected] to find out more and apply.
COLLEGE STUDENTS +
- Alaska Coastal Summer Institute (Summer 2019 or 2020)
- Sea Education Association: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems Sea Semester (August 26-November 16)
- Sea Education Association: Atlantic Odyssey Gap Year (September 23-November 18)
- Forfar Marine Science Program (Bahamas) (October 29-December 6) – Deadline: August 1
- The School for Field Studies: Environmental Study Abroad Programs (Summer, Fall 2019) – Deadline: Rolling
- Cape Eleuthera Institute: Gap Year (Bahamas)
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
- Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies: Summer Programs (Summer 2019)
- Mass Audubon’s Teen Adventure Trips (Summer 2019)
- Sea Education Association: SEA Science on the Cape (Summer 2019)
- Sea Education Association: SEA Expedition (Summer 2019)
- Seacoast Science Center: Stewards Summer Camp (Summer 2019)
- Seacoast Science Center: Marine Biology Camp (August 5-16)
- Texas A&M University, Galveston: Sea Camp (Summer 2019)
- Huntsman Marine Science Centre: Introduction to Marine Mammals and Seabirds (July 22-26)
- Huntsman Marine Science Centre: All Things Marine (July 30-August 2)
- The Island School: Fall, Spring, or Summer Academic Terms (South Eleuthera, Bahamas)
- Cape Eleuthera Institute: Summer Research Programs (South Eleuthera, Bahamas)
- Marine Science & Nautical Training Academy: Field Studies in Coral Reef Biology (British Virgin Islands)
- National Marine Educators Association Student Conference (July 24)
- Our Climate: “Put a Price On It” Action Team – Join a network of volunteers who are working to advocate for fair and effective carbon pricing policy. You’ll be added to the listserv for occasional updates, included in the Facebook group, and have the opportunity to work on the most important climate fight of our time.
- EarthEcho Water Challenge (March 22 – December 31) – Builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies
- International Microplastics Youth Conference (July 20-21) – This conference is organized by high school teachers and students from America, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, China and other Pacific countries. The goal of the youth conference is to develop a deep understanding of science and technology, boost a sense of responsibility, a sense of morality, collaborative communication and internationalism with research, education and action campaigns. Contact [email protected] or [email protected]
- Global Climate Strike (September 20-27) – Join young people in the streets for global climate strikes and a week of actions to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and emergency action to avoid climate breakdown.
- A Celebration of the Sea Photo Contest – Deadline: July 21
- UN Youth Climate Summit (September 21) – Young people between the ages of 18 and 29 who have demonstrated commitment to addressing the climate crisis and displayed leadership in advancing solutions are invited to attend this summit that will bring together activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers who are committed to combating climate change at the pace and scale needed to meet the challenge. Application deadline: July 19
- World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council – Work closely with The Ocean Project to help shape the development of World Oceans Day and expand its reach and impact by providing new and unique perspectives, ideas, and recommendations for innovative and effective engagement with youth and others. Deadline: August 11
- Project Green Schools: Youth Leadership Council – National Youth Council students are difference-makers who are invited to participate in important environmental regional, national, and world events.
- SEVENSEAS Media University Student Ocean Ambassadors – One ambassador (or team of ambassadors) per university will be responsible for hosting an ocean-themed event on campus each month to spread the word about ocean conservation and sustainable tourism.
- ThinkOcean: Upper Leadership Team – ThinkOcean is an international network of young environmentalists that has more than 40 chapters in 8 different countries. It is searching for college and high school students with a passion for the environment to help organize initiatives such as legislative lobbying, grassroots organizing, awareness campaigns, and hands-on conservation initiatives. Read more about its work and fill out this form to apply.
- Zero Hour: Education Campaign Ambassador – Spread the word of Zero Hour and its work around climate and environmental justice in your communities and in your schools.
- Sunrise Movement – A movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.