Science Program Intern — San Francisco, CA
Job Title: Science Program Intern
Location: San Francisco, CA
Hours and Compensation: Unpaid – minimum commitment of 16 hours a week, and prefer someone who can work 2-3 days a week, ideally 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Application Deadline: not specified
Position Dates: not specified
Posted On: Jan. 28, 2013
SeaWeb, an international, nonprofit, marine conservation organization with a focus on communication.
The Intern will provide professional and administrative support to the organization’s operations, communications, and advancement teams.
The internship is unpaid, but with possibility of part-time hire for successful interns. It is an exciting opportunity for someone who is dedicated to improving ocean conservation and gaining experience working for a non-profit organization. Hours are flexible to accommodate class schedule or other commitments.
Science communication projects (60 percent):
- Contribute to online science content, identifying and writing articles for SeaWeb newsletters and website.
- Monitor and chronicle the latest science news and policy related to SeaWeb programmatic areas, including seafood contaminants, ecosystem based management, aquaculture developments, among other topics.
- Post on SeaWeb social media channels (i.e. facebook, twitter, linked in), providing regular interaction with the online community around program areas
- Research new partnerships and outreach platforms, exploring traditional and non traditional partnerships to help SeaWeb science programs grow and expand
- Develop an interactive and information-based portal on the SeaWeb website addressing public participation in environmental monitoring and management as it relates to marine and coastal environments and species.
- Install and maintain hard copy marine science literature database
- Assist in public relations distribution, including helping with press calls.
Administrative and Financial projects (40 percent):
- Assist with general office support, such as answering phones, mailings, filings, ordering supplies, and copying .
- Conduct basic research to assist with foundation outreach, individual donor cultivation, and operations.
- Collect timesheets and help track travel miles for carbon offsets.
- Maintain general SeaWeb email accounts, list-serves, and staff rosters.
- Assist with grant management, as needed.
- Potential to draft proposals and reports.
- Commitment to environmental issues.
- Detail oriented and highly organized.
- Background in marine science or marine policy highly preferred
- Solid communication skills, including some experience with social media very desirable.
- Ability to multi-task and manage time well.
- Some experience with reception or general office management is desired, but not required.
- Knowledge of French (useful, but not required).
How to Apply
If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “SF Intern” in the email subject line. Please provide details about your work availability (including days and hours) in the cover letter.