You Can Help !

Thank you for your interest and involvement! We offer internships (at bottom of this page) and other opportunities to make a real difference. Please read on for some ideas for how you can contribute, and please share this page with your network of friends and colleagues. The ocean and its life thanks you!

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. - Wendell Berry

Sign Up for Updates

Subscribe to one or all of the following, depending on your interests:

  • The World Ocean Day email list. Meant for event organizers and interested individuals who want to celebrate and unite for the ocean with a special crescendo each June and additional opportunities throughout the year. Approximately monthly emails from January-June and bi-monthly emails from July-December each year.
  • Rising Blue Network Newsletter. A monthly update for youth and youth-focused organizations, each issue spotlights different youth organizations and youth leaders from around the world, as well as events and opportunities to get more involved.
  • The First Friday webinar series. Geared primarily for people who work at aquariums, zoos, and museums to support them in effective communications for conservation, advocacy, and visitor and policymaker engagement.
  • General email list. Get updates only a few times a year. Anyone signed up for other lists will get these brief updates as well.


As a non-profit organization, we need funding support in order to pursue our mission. We are lean, dedicated, and effective so every contribution goes far for conservation!

Please consider supporting us by donating today. Your support will help us as we collaboratively create a more sustainable society and a healthy ocean that we all need to survive and thrive, no matter where we live. Also, if you work at a business or corporation that could be interested in collaborating with us to protect our blue planet, please contact Bill Mott.

Spread the Word on Social

We hope you will use all available social networking tools and your own successful communications skills to invite others to help protect our world’s ocean! Via World Ocean Day social platforms, you can stay connected with the latest! Follow us on Twitter , Facebook, and Instagram, and we're also on LinkedIn.

Other Ways to Help

If you're a young person and/or associated with a youth-oriented organization, please visit the youth page for more about our collaborative youth network and sign up for email updates. This initiative is growing fast and your ideas for improvement are always appreciated!

Translate the website into other languages. The World Ocean Day website and resources, including for social media, are in particular need of continual updates and translations to help connect and unite the world.

Have your organization join, or encourage an organization you like to join as a Partner. Do you work with or know a youth group, aquarium, zoo, museum, nature center, school, or another type of organization that shares The Ocean Project’s commitment to collaboratively creating a better future for society and our blue planet? If so, and they are not already a Partner (see partner map and listing here), have them join through this online form. There is no cost for an organization to join the growing global network and lots of benefits to being part of a collective global effort!

You can volunteer in other ways, too! Feel free to suggest ways you could help out based on your interests, experience, education, or geographic location. We greatly appreciate your commitment to conservation!

Internship Opportunities

We have a large global reach and impact but are a small organization with 3.5 FTEs, so interns get plenty of responsibility, real work experience, and great connections for life. We depend on bright, energetic, creative, and responsible interns to help us achieve our vision of a more sustainable society and a healthier ocean.

We have opportunities year round for one or two interns. We seek creative individuals with solid communications (electronic, verbal and written) and analytical thinking skills. A marine science background is not required. We are a virtual organization, with main office based in Providence, RI, USA but interns have been based all over the world.

The Ocean Project provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those who are recently graduated. Based on education, experience, and time commitment, interns may receive a stipend and/or academic credit. Responsibilities are continually changing and also depend on the intern’s interests. Please review our blog for an overview of what we are working on and in your application please bring to our attention what you would, ideally, focus on to help us advance our collaborative conservation mission.

If interested, submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (no more than three pages and any type of sample welcome; it's up to you to decide what you would like to convey). Send to the address below (electronic communication preferred). Interns are accepted on a rolling basis.

Send applications to: