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: March 1 for Summer Semester
- MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Interns (Fall/Winter 2019)
- Central Caribbean Marine Institute: Coral Reef Education Internship (Cayman Islands) – Deadline: January 15, 2020 for Summer 2020; July 1, 2020 for Winter 2020; October 1, 2020 for Spring 2021
- Ocean Exploration Trust: Science & Engineering Internship Program – Deadline: January 24, 2020
- Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation: Various Internships (Greece)
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)
- The School for Field Studies: Environmental Study Abroad Programs (Summer, Fall 2019) – Deadline: Rolling
- Cape Eleuthera Institute: Gap Year (Bahamas)
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
- Huntsman Marine Science Centre (St. Andrews, Canada): Summer Marine Field Courses (July 2020)
- 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)
- 2019 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (December 7)
- Conservation Law Foundation’s Zero Waste Challenge (November 3-9) – Reduce your trash (and recycling) in your home, office, and community. By joining the Challenge, you’ll discover tricks of the trade to living a zero-waste lifestyle, while also learning about long-term solutions for creating a more sustainable, zero-waste future.
- Students for Zero Waste Week (March 16-April 24, 2020) – Join this school-driven, week-long campaign to reduce waste on school campuses and within local communities with the intention of moving towards zero waste.
- 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.
- No Straw November – Join this global movement to refuse plastic straws for the whole month of November and to keep a tally of how many straws you eliminated from potentially ending up in the ocean.
- 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.
- UMass Isenberg School of Management Marketing Department: Arcadia Climate Change Video Contest – Deadline: November 10, 2019
- EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition – Deadline: November 19
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program Art Contest – Deadline: November 30
- NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program – Deadline: December 6
- Paul Walker Youth Leadership Award – Deadline: February 5, 2020
- National Ocean Sciences Bowl
- 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
- National Science Teaching Association’s Angela Award (United States and Canada) – Honors one female student in grades 5–8 who is involved in or has a strong connection to science. Deadline: December 18
- Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and JASON Learning: 2020 Recycling Poster & Video Contest (United States and Canada). Deadline: December 20
- Youth Making Ripples Film Competition – Deadline: January 5, 2020
- World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest – Deadline: February 27, 2020
- Ocean Exploration Trust: Nautilus Expedition Patch Design Contest – Deadline: March 1, 2020
- Science Without Borders International Student Art Contest – Deadline: April 20, 2020
- Greening Forward: Earth Savers Club Grants
- Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
- Sustainable Ocean Alliance’s Ocean Leadership Program – Be part of one of the world’s largest network of ocean advocates, joining forces with young leaders taking action in over 140 countries.
- 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.