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Internship Opportunity

Destination Marketing and Visitor Services Internship

Posted on: 12/21/2017

Summary / Description

As a volunteer intern, you will work with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), Communications and Stewardship team to enhance visibility of responsible recreation opportunities in national marine sanctuaries. This is an opportunity to explore sanctuary connections to the outdoor recreation and ecotourism industries in both public and private sectors. You will assist in ensuring that ONMS place-based conservation efforts are recognized and publicized in local, regional, and national scales.

Relevant support tasks will include, but are not limited to:
• Research and track visitor service amenities at sanctuary public access points
• Needs assessment for interpretive signs serving tourists
• Production of factsheets, articles, and websites for recreational user groups and diverse audiences
• Outreach to travel bloggers and convention and visitors bureaus
• Collection/organization of multi-media assets
• Attendance at agency staff meetings”

Skills Required

– Excellent communication skills
– Experience in public relations
– Understanding/appreciation of community-based marine conservation concepts

Experience and/or training in:
– Parks and recreation management
– Tourism development


Silver Spring, MD

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Chiara Zuccarino
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NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources, in direct support of NOS priorities, offices, and customers, and to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
1305 East West Highway, Rm 8110
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (240) 533-0300 / Fax: (301) 713-4353
Email: nccos.webcontent@noaa.gov