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Science Program Intern — San Francisco, CA

Organization: SeaWeb

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

Organization Overview

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.
  • Reliability.
  • 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 and include “SF Intern” in the email subject line. Please provide details about your work availability (including days and hours) in the cover letter.

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