Posts Tagged ‘Marine’

We at GoEco are excited to present the following volunteer projects to students and faculty. out our programs below for more information, and visit http://www.goeco.org/ for all of our volunteer opportunities.


Sea turtle season is fast approaching in Costa Rica and volunteers are needed to ensure the survival of these magnificent sea creatures! Each season, the Costa Rica turtle program recruits volunteers to help in the research and conservation work, such as night patrolling, collecting eggs, and rescuing turtles.


Travel to Limpopo, South Africa, and immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems of the region. Work at a rehabilitation center for many species of wildlife, specifically primates such as monkeys and baboons. The center provides shelter for the animals and nurses them back to health in order to reintroduce them to nature.

*Programs Include:*
● Accommodations in home-stays or with other volunteers
● Full board (3 meals per day)
● Exciting orientations (and a week of Spanish lessons in Costa Rica)
● Full pre-departure & in-country assistance, training, and support

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During this three-week Wintersession internship, Wellesley students will work for the Vieques Conservation & Historical Trust (VCHT) (http://www.vcht.org/) to help promote and carry out its mission to develop a community actively involved in the protection of the environment. The Island of Vieques is home to one of the most abundant bioluminescent bays in the world as well as a local community actively involved in the preservation and management of its natural and cultural resources. The VCHT operates several educational and research programs that benefit the Vieques community, including programs to educate children and young people about the importance of natural resources.

The intern’s projects may include, but are not limited to, thefollowing:

  • · snorkeling under the guidance of VCHT staff to collect marine specimens
  • · maintaining tanks for marine exhibits
  • · assisting with research projects
  • · leading children in group educational activities
  • · assisting with computer and photography projects
  • · maintaining and updating exhibition space

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • · An interest in biology, marine life, and the environment (At least one college level biology course required)
  • · Working knowledge of Spanish with a strong emphasis on oral skills
  • · A passion for and ability to connect with the community and work with children as a part of the educational outreach
  • · Ability to swim
  • · Physically able individual as lifting and paddling kayaks will be a routine occurrence


All currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have taken a college level Biology course and who are conversational in Spanish are eligible to apply.

Logistics: The intern will live near the VCHT in housing secured by the CWS. The cost of housing and airfare will be supported by the Littleford Internship Fund. The intern will also receive a stipend of $500 to subsidize additional living and travel expenses. The dates of the internship are January 3rd to January 20th, 2012. Interns typically arrive one day before the start of and leave one day afterthe end of the internship.

Application Procedures: Students must upload a one page resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to MyCWS to schedule number 566. The cover letter should address each of the qualifications described in the job description and should include the name and contact information of a reference (professor or supervisor).

Deadline : 12:00 pm EST on November 15, 2011. Phone interviews will be conducted and the selected intern will be notified at the end of November/early December of her selection. 

For more information, please contact Ted Hufstader at the Centerfor Work and Service.

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The 2011 Williams-Mystic Essay Contest in Honor of Joseph Conrad

Awarding a $500 prize, sponsored by The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport

Deadline: November 14, 2011

Eligibility: Undergraduates of any major in good academic standing at an accredited college or university are eligible. High school seniors may also submit.

Entry Fee: None.

The Essay: Submissions of either fiction or nonfiction should be between 1,000-5,000 words.Submissions may be about any topic and in any genre as long as the ocean or a major body of water is the primary setting or aspect of concern. The essay may be nature writing, environmental or political activism, literary or historic scholarship, or simply good storytelling. (Sorry, no collections of poetry in 2011.) The submitted work must be in English and unpublished at the time of submission, though it maybe under consideration. It may have been submitted for a course.

Submission Format: Paper manuscripts only; no email submissions accepted. Mail to: Williams-Mystic/Joseph Conrad Essay Contest, Williams-Mystic, Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355. Cover letter must include your full name, email, home college/university, year of intended graduation, title of submission, and word count. Your last name only must appear at the header of each page, along with the page number.

Acknowledgment: Williams-Mystic will email each applicant to confirm the essay’s arrival. This prize is competitive; please be patient as to our final decision. Honorable mentions will be recognized.

Guest Judge: Heidi Kunz, Randolph College, Chair of the English Department, Professor of English B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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Title: Community Energy Associate

Location: Rockland, ME

Closing date: October 7, 2011

Reports to: Suzanne Pude, Community Energy Director

The Island Institute’s Community Energy Program undertakes projects that address island and remote coastal communities’ priorities related to their energy challenges and opportunities, including energy efficiency, the evaluation of ocean renewable energy and community-owned renewable energy projects, and energy education.

The Community Energy Associate will provide technical, community outreach and administrative support to assist the Island Institute’s community partners to better understand and confront their unique energy challenges.  Through working closely with the Community Energy Director, the Community Energy Associate will implement projects in areas such as: outreach and education with coastal stakeholders on the potential impacts and benefits of offshore wind development in Maine.

Responsibilities will include: outreach and education, including developing materials and building strong working relationships with both community and energy industry partners; research, including data analysis and translation related to the evaluation of renewable energy projects; organizing, attending and reporting out on meetings; providing administrative support for internal and external initiatives; and advocacy at the state and federal level in collaboration with other staff.

The successful candidate should have a degree in environmental studies, public policy, planning, economics or a related field. Candidates should have excellent communication skills including the ability to assist with meeting facilitation, listen, write, and speak effectively, as well as the ability to process and analyze energy data. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with an excellent work ethic and time management skills. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and accessing web- based information is required.  GIS and WindPRO skills are a plus.

The Community Energy Associate will be a full-time position starting on or before November 1, 2011 with competitive compensation, commensurate with experience. Electronic application preferred. Please submit a letter of application including a resume, a writing sample, and three professional references by October 7, 2011 to:

Attn: Suzanne Pude

Community Energy Director, Island Institute

P.O. Box 648, Rockland, ME 04841


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Deadline – April 22, 2011

The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve (NBRR; http://www.nbnerr.org/), a state-federal partnership program, is seeking an intern to assist in the development and implementation of a marine and estuarine invasive species training program, a component of the implementation of the RI Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan.  The NBRR is one of 27 coordinated sites located around the United States that make up the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). The mission of the NERRS is to practice and promote coastal and estuarine stewardship through innovative research and education, using a system of protected areas. This position is employed through the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, is based in the RI Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) offices in Providence, RI, and reports to the NBRR Coastal Training Program Coordinator (CTP).

Applications or inquires may be directed to Jennifer West, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, at jennifer@nbnerr.org.  Electronic applications are encouraged; please include “Aquatic Invasive Species Intern” in subject line.  Or applications can be mailed to: Jennifer West, Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, 55 South Reserve Drive, Box 151, Prudence Island, RI 02872.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts is accepting applications for the Pew Leadership Year, which begins on September 6, 2011. The application deadline is April 25, 2011. These one-year positions are open to non-Pew employees who are graduating with a bachelor’s or advanced degree between December 2010 and August 2011.

There are ten positions available in the Pew Environment Group- four of which are marine related.

Please direct interested students to the Pew Leadership Year Web site at: http://www.pewleadershipyear.org

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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking a temporary high level functioning individual to work on the Maine’s Healthy Beaches Program.
Position: The Maine Healthy Beaches Program Aide will provide field support and laboratory analysis to coastal communities.
Timeline: mid-May through September 2011.

Flexible work schedule, start & end dates. Office space available in Waldoboro.  Frequent travel to southern Maine necessary. 40 hours per week, wage: $11.11/hr. and reimbursement of travel costs. Motor vehicle and driver’s license background check required.

Please submit resume no later than April 18th, 2011. The University of Maine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information view the pdf announcement found at http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/newsroom/press-releases/2011internships.

In Interested please contact:
Keri Lindberg‐ MHB Coordinator
University of Maine Cooperative Extension/ Sea Grant
377 Manktown Rd. Waldoboro, ME 04572
Tel. 207‐832‐0343; 1‐800‐244‐2104 Fax: 207‐832‐0377
Email: keri.lindberg@maine.edu

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