Policy Support and Communication for the National Marine Protected Areas Center
Summary / Description
You’ll help us support policy initiatives and communicate the benefits of a National System of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and MPAs in general to the public and specific stakeholder groups. You’ll support the National MPA Center Director and staff in providing technical assistance and scientific information to federal and state MPA programs, drafting stories for the National MPA Center’s electronic newsletter and other external newsletters and blogs, creating stories for, and updating the MPA Center’s webpage,www.marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov and Facebook page, assisting with multi-media communication projects (videos, podcasts, other social media, etc.), helping to plan marine involvement in the World Parks Congress and assisting with external stakeholder engagement.
This internship provides an opportunity to participate in a national level conservation effort, and work with multiple partners and stakeholders, including world-renowned scientists and managers.
Strong writing skills, understanding of marine conservation issues, ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team. Experience with social-media and multi-media communications is desired, but not required.
Internship Location: NOAA’s National Marine Protected Areas Center, Silver Spring, Maryland
Intern Supervisor: Lauren A. Wenzel / Number of slots available: 0