Marine Conservation Internship

Conservation Science · Titusville, Florida
Department Conservation Science
Employment Type Internship
Minimum Experience Entry-level

The aim of this internship is to gain experience in practical marine conservation, receive mentorship towards career goals, and engage with thoughtful reading and discussion of moral and ethical issues in conservation particularly from a Christian perspective.


This internship in part of the Murdock Charitable Trust’s, Vision & Call program and will be a full-time, nine-month program based in Titusville, Florida from September 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023.

 

We are seeking recent graduates who have (or will have by Sept 1, 2022) a degree in any environmental or conservation science pursuing a career in conservation. A Rocha USA is a faith-based organization, and the internship will integrate Christian theology and scientific training.

 

Relocation to the Titusville area is a requirement and we will work with you to find housing as needed. You will receive a stipend of $1,667 per month for 9 months.


For your cover letter, please prepare a 1 page letter outlining:

  • A summary of your experience and training to date
  • Your career goals
  • Why you think A Rocha can help you and what you think A Rocha can learn from you


Internship Overview

  • Individualized mentorship towards conservation career goals and leadership training.
  • Marine conservation project experience in biodiversity conservation, plastic pollution, livelihoods and well-being, and climate change.
  • Directed reading and discussions on marine conservation topics and Christian theological writings that address moral and ethical issues related to these topics.
  • Training in SCUBA and underwater research.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Graduated with a university degree in a biological, environmental, or sustainability field by August 2022.
  • Able to move to Titusville, Florida no later than September 15, 2022 through May 2023. There will be significant time off for the Christmas holidays and the official start and end dates of the internship are September 1 to May 31. Reading and preparation at your normal residence will occur the first two weeks of the internship.
  • Must attend (at A Rocha’s cost) a conference hosted by the Murdock Charitable Trust’s Vision & Call program October 6-9 in Portland, Oregon.
  • Must be a strong swimmer and comfortable in the ocean: able to swim 200 meters continuously and tread in water too deep to stand unaided for 10 minutes.

 

Preferable

  • Ability to surf, SCUBA or free dive, or other demonstrable commitments to the ocean.
  • Have a vehicle that can be used in Titusville for the duration of the internship.
  • Come from a cultural background that is underrepresented in marine conservation.
  • Photography as a hobby and a desire to learn or experience underwater photography.


Note: Feel free to provide examples of any photography, social media, or other creative products that you think you might support your application.


About A Rocha

A Rocha USA is a national community of Christians working in biodiversity conservation to protect and restore vulnerable habitats, species, and communities. Our programs and conservation projects focus on applied scientific research, environmental and theological education, and environmental action. Our key areas of work in the USA are marine conservation, climate action, and habitat preservation.

 

As a part of the worldwide family of A Rocha organizations that span over 20 countries, we are committed to restoring people and places by providing resources and community for those interested in biodiversity conservation and caring for creation.

 

Info about A Rocha USA’s Marine Conservation Program: https://arocha.us/marine   

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  • Location
    Titusville, Florida
  • Department
    Conservation Science
  • Employment Type
    Internship
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level