Ocean Acidification Outreach Internship

NOAA and USCB Marine Science Institute

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brief Job/Internship Description:

The Ocean Acidification Outreach Intern will work with scientists and communicators to create
regionally specific “Ocean Acidification Outreach In A Box” toolkits tailored for diverse
stakeholders who want to learn about the latest OA research. These toolkits will include outreach
materials most appropriate for various US regional (Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Southeast,
Northeast and Pacific Islands) audiences and venues and will include actions that audiences can take
to adapt to and mitigate this environmental change. By equipping OA scientists and communicators
around the nation with effective, consistent and solution-focused messages that make ocean
acidification understandable, stakeholders will better understand OA science and be empowered with
stewardship actions.

Job posting dates: September 6th, 2018 until filled

Location of position: Ocean Science Education Building 514, UC Santa Barbara

Job start date: Mid to late October 2018

Job end date: September 27th, 2019

Percent time of work: 25% (approximately 10 hours per week, but can vary through the school
Pay rate: $20 per hour

• Interview scientists and communicators from different regions to determine needs and
requirements for OA toolkits
• Obtain images and multimedia files, editing if needed, and create web-ready content
• Design and write activity descriptions for toolkits and create materials for outreach activities
utilizing strategic framing elements developed by National Network for Ocean and Climate
Change Interpretation (NNOCCI)
• Purchase supplies, organize and track materials lists for each of the kits for ease of future
• Create and finalize at least 4 toolkits to distribute to the different regions
• Develop a Powerpoint presentation for a Sharing Ocean Acidification Resources for
Communicators and Educators (SOARCE) webinar

This position requires approximately 10 hours/week between the hours of 8am to 5pm on weekdays.

• Current MS or PhD student in marine science, environmental management, education and/or
science communication, or related field. Advanced undergraduates with appropriate skills
and experience may also be considered.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Highly organized with the ability to work independently
• Self-motivated, creative, innovative and comfortable working with a diverse team in a fast-
paced collaborative environment
• Demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite; graphic
design and video editing skills preferred

Opportunities and Benefits:
• Travel supported to work with NOAA scientists and/or communicators in one region and/or
participate in a professional development training opportunity
• Mentoring by NOAA CINMS and Ocean Acidification Program Education Coordinators to
support intern in project and professional development
• Establishment of working relationships with NOAA ocean acidification scientists and
communicators in various sites around the nation
• Insight gained into tools and approaches to engaging and empowering ocean acidification
stakeholders in different US regions

Organization Information:
Through education, conservation, science, and stewardship, NOAA's Channel Islands National
Marine Sanctuary provides protection to the area’s natural and cultural resources. NOAA's Ocean
Acidification Program seeks to better prepare society to respond to changing ocean conditions and
resources by expanding understanding of ocean acidification, through interdisciplinary partnerships,
nationally and internationally.
Contact Information:
To apply, please submit your letter of interest, resume, 1-2 writing or education activity samples,
and 1-2 design/multimedia samples (optional) to:
Laura Francis and Jennifer Bennett-Mintz

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and top ranked candidates will be interviewed inmid to late October 2018.

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