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At Rhode Island Sea Grant, we are dedicated to providing new and exciting opportunities for students to engage in marine and coastal issues. Our aim is increasing knowledge and awareness of coastal and marine ecosystems for the next generation of professionals so that they may be stewards of these valuable resources.
We are committed to providing hands-on experiences for students across disciplines through fellowships, assistantships, and internships to work with communities on real problems.
Two communications internship opportunities are available to support the educational, outreach, and research communications efforts of Rhode Island Sea Grant.
These internships are for senior and junior undergraduate students at colleges and universities in Rhode Island and are intended to help us develop content highlighting issues of ocean and coastal resources, research, and human interest for public audiences. These internships will focus on story development through reporting/writing and/or videography. Assistance with/attendance at public events may also be required. Please review our website and social media platforms before applying and include your skill set, experience, area of interest, and references in your cover letter.
These are paid internships of 10 hours per week and course credit may also be available. Experience in reporting and/or video production and editing are preferred. An ability to work independently and take appropriate initiative is important, as are strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
To Apply: Applications are received on a rolling basis. Please email your resume and cover letter with two samples of your work to Monica Allard Cox, Rhode Island Sea Grant Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting & Writing
Conduct interviews and report on Sea Grant-related projects.
Curate content to showcase Sea Grant’s work and topics relevant to communities.
Build a stronger sense of visual storytelling.
Web & Graphic Design
Help create a visually appealing and functional digital platform.
Photo ©Jesse Burke
Rhode Island Sea Grant Community-Planning Specialists work to make Sea Grant’s signature senior capstone project meaningful for both the students and community.
Students from an array of disciplines work together to solve real-world problems in local communities through design, policy, and economics.
This project combines student skill sets in landscape architecture, marine affairs, ocean engineering, and natural resources economics in a one-of-a-kind collaborative project that engages students across sectors but also with community professionals to learn about issues related to sea level rise, flooding, and other coastal hazards.
For more information, please contact Alan Desbonnet at email@example.com