Marine Science and Education
Our team works to protect our waters and coastal environments through a variety of projects which can be done both in the field and at home! Historically, we have run field trips and volunteer days in the Gloucester area and performed a series of field projects including plastic and invasive mitigation, sea level rise data collection, and others. However, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented more remote projects that can virtually involve students, interns, and educators. Recent MS&E initiatives include: creating educational materials such as composting and experiment guides, conducting research and facilitating restoration efforts for a local lake, drafting new project proposals, and more!
As an MS&E member, you will have the opportunity to conduct research for and collaborate with many Seaside teams as well! Team members will also attend environmental conferences and webinars each month on a variety of topics, an opportunity that will allow them to expand Seaside’s and their own network while using learned knowledge to contribute to blog and social media posts. As the pandemic subsides, our team may commence field projects-- but virtual interns are still welcome and needed.
The typical schedule of a MS&E intern will include attendance at a weekly team meeting, reading and summarizing scientific literature for Seaside projects, creating and editing educational material, planning and organizing environmental advocacy and restoration initiatives, and more!
Desired skills include:
Outstanding writing and communication skills
Creativity and critical thinking when creating educational and advocacy materials for young audiences as well as various other communities
Ability to work in a collaborative and interpersonal environment
Passion for environmental sustainability and environmental justice.
Desired experience include:
Performance of scientific literature reviews
Experience organizing and writing about advanced scientific information for the general public
ArcGIS experience is a bonus!