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Time commitment: Two Days a week (Monday Through Friday)


The New England Aquarium’s Conservation Department aims to integrate scientific information, public outreach and policy initiatives to effect lasting change in the ocean environment. Major emphases within the department at this time include sustainable seafood corporate advisory work, outreach and education about sustainable seafood, marine conservation films, and innovative marine conservation initiatives around the world, including the development of marine protected areas.

Position Summary:

The Conservation Department is currently looking for a film intern to help with tasks related to our Phoenix Islands Protected Area initiative. This position is based on a two day per week commitment. Ideal candidates will have Bachelor’s work in film studies or related, but upper level BA degree candidates will be considered.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Use Final Cut Pro to digitize and log archive footage taken on the various Aquarium expeditions to the Phoenix Islands of Kiribati and develop database of film footage.

- Develop content for the Phoenix Islands Protected Area website and social media sites, including YouTube page, and for use for main building in the education of visitors.

-Other miscellaneous duties in support of Conservation Department initiatives.


-Bachelors degree in film studies and some master’s level work preferred, but will consider motivated, upper level BA degree candidates.

-Must have an interest in marine conservation.

- Knowledge of different video formats and skills in video encoding and compression.

- Final Cut Pro editing skills - ability to troubleshoot any software issues that come up. Personal access required.

- Understanding of video best practices - releases, music rights, footage rights etc.

- Experience in media management - organization and backup of digital assets.

- Familiarity with tape formats and digitizing process.

-A solid academic record, a strong work ethic, sense of initiative, attention to detail, and good judgment.

-Interest in conservation is required.

-Knowledge of and/or experience with marine biology, fisheries science and management, or marine ecology is helpful.

-Strong organizational and communication skills are required.

-Professionalism and comfort working independently in an office environment are required.


Two days a week (Monday through Friday)

Organizational Description:
The New England Aquarium’s mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.

This mission is fulfilled through exhibits, and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.

The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.