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 +
- National Marine Life Center Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Environmental Education Internship – Deadline: November 1 for Fall Semester, March 1 for Summer Semester
- MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Interns (Fall/Winter 2019)
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 2020)
- Sea Education Association: Atlantic Odyssey Gap Year (September 23-November 18)
- The School for Field Studies: Environmental Study Abroad Programs (Summer, Fall 2019) – Deadline: Rolling
- Cape Eleuthera Institute: Gap Year (Bahamas)
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
- 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)
- Algalita International Youth Summit on Plastic Pollution (February 28-March 1, 2020) – Deadline: November 3
6th Annual Students for Zero Waste Conference (October 11-13) – Join students, staff, industry innovators, activists, and community members from across the country for student-led workshops, professional trainings, hands-on activity sessions, affinity group meet-ups, and panels covering topics related to waste and environmental justice.
- 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.
- 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.
- International Coastal Cleanup (September 21)
- 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.
- Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarships – Deadline: October 31
- Rachel Carson Intergenerational Sense of Wonder/Sense of the Wild Contest – Submit poetry or prose that demonstrates your appreciation for nature’s wonders. Deadline: November 16
- Youth Making Ripples Film Competition – Deadline: January 5, 2020
- Greening Forward: Earth Savers Club Grants
- Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
- US Youth Climate Strike State Lead – Become a State Lead to help build the people power needed to stop climate change by being part of the grassroots movement taking on the fossil fuel industry.
- Survey for the House Select Committee on Climate Crisis – Schools for Climate Action and the National Children’s Campaign are working with the House Select Committee on Climate Crisis to collect data and stories from youth climate activists.
- 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.