You Can Help our Ocean and Climate

Thank you for your interest and involvement! We offer a variety of ways for you to make a real difference. And please share this page with your network of friends and colleagues!

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

Get our Updates

Subscribe to one or all of the following email lists:

  • World Ocean Day: For organizations and interested individuals who want to celebrate our shared ocean with a special crescendo each June 8 and additional opportunities throughout the year. Approximately monthly emails from January-June and bi-monthly from July-December.
  • Rising Blue Network Newsletter: For youth and youth-focused organizations, this monthly update includes events and opportunities to get more informed, engaged, and connected with other youth in your community and around the world.
  • General email list for The Ocean Project. For anyone who would like just a few updates each year. Anyone signed up for other lists will get these brief updates as well.


One of the most important things you can do is to vote!

Help elect politicians who have a plan to address conservation needs. For those politicians already elected, let them know that you want them to address these issues in meaningful ways. The choice they make -- or fail to make -- decides public policy and that has huge implications for the future of our planet. Contact us if you need more information: [email protected]

Here are a few websites (mainly for United States so please let us know about other opportunities in additional countries) for more information:

Apply for an Internship

As a lean organization (equivalent of 3 full-time employees) with a large global reach and impact, we love working with interns who help us achieve our mission. Interns get plenty of responsibility, real work experience, and great connections for life. Interns serve as volunteers although some get college credit or find scholarships or other funding sources. The Ocean Project has depended on bright, energetic, creative, and responsible interns since we were formed and are an integral part of our team.

We provide volunteer internship opportunities year round for youth (ages 16-23) and seek creative individuals with solid communications (electronic, verbal and written) and strong analytical skills. A marine science background is not required. The Ocean Project has been based in Providence, RI since 1999 but been virtual since 2012 and our team members and interns live in cities based across the United States and other countries around the world.

The Ocean Project provides internship opportunities undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those who are recently graduated. Responsibilities are continually changing and also depend on the intern’s interests, education, experience, and time commitment. Also, while interns are volunteers, when paid team positions do arise, we prefer to hire interns.

Please review our blogs (see above) for an overview of what we are working on and in your application please let us know what you would, ideally, focus on to help us advance our collaborative conservation mission.

To apply, 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: [email protected]

Click here for more information about how we are supporting youth engagement and leadership around the world.

Check out our Blogs

Our two blogs provide additional news and updates:

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!  You can stay connected with the latest! Follow us on our World Ocean Day social media platforms at Twitter , Facebook, and Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Make a Donation or Become a Supporter

Help us collaboratively create a better world! As a non-profit organization, generous contributions make it possible for us to pursue our mission. We are a lean, dedicated, and effective team so every contribution goes far for conservation impact!

Please consider supporting us by making a personal or a business donation today. Your support will help us as we collaboratively create a more sustainable society, a healthy ocean and a stable climate that we all need to survive and thrive, no matter where we live.

Also, if you work at a business or corporation that might be interested in being a Supporter, and collaborating with us to protect our blue planet, please contact Bill Mott. See our Supporters here and here. We have lots of exciting opportunities!

Host an Event

You can get more involved in your community by bringing people together to celebrate our ocean and take action. It's easy to host an event or activity for World Ocean Day in June and any of the other 364 days of the year. We all love the ocean every day and it needs our help throughout the year!

Check out all the ideas and resources to help you plan an impactful celebration, and don't forget to register it so we can share it with the world!

Join as a Partner

Have your organization join, or encourage an organization you like to join as a Partner. Do you work with 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?  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!

  • See the global partner network and listing here.
  • See the global network of youth groups here.
  • Join the network of partners here.