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Communications and Youth Engagement Internship

Monday, September 2nd, 2019 to Friday, June 12th, 2020 (ET)


SupervisorBill Mott
FacultyBill Mott
Hiring ManagerBill Mott
We are seeking a part-time (or full-time) intern to help us further develop our global youth engagement initiative and World Oceans Day, celebrated on June 8th as a rallying point for the world community to get more involved in creating a more sustainable society and a healthier ocean, and with continued engagement for action year-round.  

A virtual organization with main 'headquarters' based in Providence, The Ocean Project has a lean team and works with enterprising interns to help us grow our worldwide efforts. Since 2002, The Ocean Project has been the lead organization coordinating World Oceans Day ( and has grown it into a unique opportunity to mobilize people to do more for ocean and climate conservation. Our global network now includes nearly 2,000 organizations, from aquariums to universities to recreational interests and youth groups. For the last decade or so, we have dedicated major attention to engaging youth and developing youth leaders for our ocean. This initiative continues to grow in exciting ways that the intern will be an active player in.

Responsibilities include:
- Plan for World Oceans Day 2020, including updating online resources and helping us develop a completely new website
- Coordinate activities with the Youth Advisory Council and assist with efforts to grow our global youth network 
- Manage the organizational database for targeted email and outreach
- Assist with social media postings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Help in other ways to be determined, with lots of opportunity to help develop new ideas or approaches to achieving our mission
Interns are provided with a lot of opportunities to help us evolve the organization and increase our impact, from social media, to outreach around the world, website updates and marketing campaigns to inform and empower target audiences. Depending on the intern's interests and skills, and time they can commit, they are involved with meaningful work from the beginning that results in significant outcomes and impact. For 2019-2020, we are focusing on youth engagement worldwide, climate change, fisheries, plastics pollution prevention, and related issues. We are also working with aquariums and zoos on visitor engagement and policy opportunities to defend our nation's overarching environmental policies. More info about The Ocean Project found on our website/s ( and

Note: Position payment and credit must be negotiated between the student and their institution.
CausesAdvocacy Animals Children & Youth Community Environment International
SkillsOffice Work Communications Marketing Multimedia Strategic Communications Strategic Marketing Strategy Writing
Sustainable Development Goals

Location: 10 Davol Square (in the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub), Providence, RI 02903