Graduate Student Position: Coastal Preservation Graduate Student Researcher; Surfrider Foundation

Graduate Student Position: Coastal Preservation Graduate Student Researcher; Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation seeks to hire a graduate student to compile a substantive report about the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF is one of our country’s most important conservation program which has maintained broad bipartisan support over its 50-year history of successful, locally-driven conservation. While the LWCF was reauthorized in March 2019, it now needs permanent funding. This report will help educate the public and elected officials about the importance of permanently funding the LWCF.

The job is a contract position that will work under the direction of the Surfrider’s Environmental Director and Coastal Preservation Manager.

Position Responsibilities:

Provide research and writing support for Surfrider’s national report on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Analyze LWCF benefits state by state detailing how the program has established and protected many coastal playgrounds, including parks, surf breaks, and other coastal resources. Synthesize how LWCF program currently improves coastal resiliency. Illustrate the importance of fully funding the LWCF because, as the climate continues to change, more investments will be needed to help protect our coastal communities and resources.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: Stefanie Sekich-Quinn at ssekich [at] surfrider [dot] org. Please include “LWCF Position” in the email subject line. The application deadline is September 15th2019.

Organization: Surfrider Foundation

Duration: Flexible, with report finished by Dec 5th2019.

Contract Pay: $6,000

Location: Work remotely.

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Internship: Science Intern, Plastics; OCEANA

Oceana is an international organization that focuses solely on oceans and is dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting scientific, fact-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. The Plastics Campaign Science Intern will assist efforts to meet the goals of the campaign. The Intern will chiefly focus on researching science issues around plastic and its effects on marine organisms and humans, cataloguing this research and drafting materials to support the execution of the campaign.

The Intern will work with Oceana staff to help build the scientific basis of the campaign. This work may involve interaction with academic, governmental and non-governmental scientists, researchers, organizers, conservation partners and stakeholders. Other duties include assisting with logistics and supporting other Oceana staff as needed. The Intern will report to the Senior Scientist for the Plastics Campaign and work closely with other staff on the campaign. The Intern will have opportunities to interact with other Oceana staff and learn conservation principles.

To Apply: Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Please be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position. Please also include the dates you are available.

Organization: OCEANA

Job Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019

To apply, click HERE.


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