Interns are critical to helping us achieve our mission.

Following an onboarding process, interns are treated like staff as long as they are able to devote at least 10 hours/week.

As a lean organization (equivalent of 3 full-time employees) with a large global reach and impact, we love working with interns. Interns get plenty of responsibility, real work experience, and great connections for life. Most 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. Interns are also helping grow the reach and impact of World Ocean Day, which we’ve been globally coordinating since 2002.

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 live in cities across the United States and other countries around the world.

The Ocean Project provides internship opportunities for 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 have arisen, we have often hired interns.

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). In your application please let us know what you would ideally focus on to help us advance our collaborative conservation mission. Interns are accepted year round on a rolling basis.

Send applications to: [email protected]