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Rhode Island Sea Grant intership opportunity: Program Assistant

Based at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography, Rhode Island Sea Grant is one of a national network of 33 university-based programs that are a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and coastal and Great Lakes states. The program supports research, outreach, legal, and education programs that address marine and coastal issues such as healthy ecosystems, resilient communities, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.

Rhode Island Sea Grant is offering an internship to University of Rhode Island students interested in developing communications, public relations, and event planning skills. The intern will maintain a program-wide contact database, assist in planning and hosting public events, and write/disseminate announcements/press releases regarding events. The intern will also perform administrative office duties.

Hours: 10-15 hours/week; hourly rate is $8.00 to $9.50/hour (based on experience)


  • Assist in planning and hosting events
  • Data entry
  • Online research to update contact database
  • Publicize events


  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to attend events in the evenings and on weekends
  • Experience in video, audio, and photography a plus

Other requirements:

  • Must have access to transportation

Location: This position will be located at Rhode Island Sea Grant at the URI Narragansett Bay Campus. 
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, two references, and one writing sample to Monica Allard Cox at

41°N seeks freelance writers

41°N, the magazine of Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island, is seeking freelance writers interested in contributing feature articles, briefs, book reviews, and more to "Rhode Island's Ocean and Coastal Magazine." Contributor guidelines are available here. For specific inquiries, please contact Monica Allard Cox, managing editor, at or (401) 874-6937.

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41°N Magazine

41°N is a magazine that is produced twice a year in partnership between Rhode Island Sea Grant and the URI Coastal Institute. This publication serves not only to keep readers informed of the programs' activities and research findings but to bring them science-based perspectives on critical issues such as climate change. The name 41°N is taken from the degree of latitude at which Rhode Island is located, but it also represents the concept that many of these issues are of concern around the world. To read 41°N online, visit To receive 41°N by mail, contact Rhode Island Sea Grant at (401) 874-6800 or