Apply now for: Summer 2013
Time commitment: 2 to 3 Days Per Week (9:00am - 5:00pm)
About the Sustainable Seafood Advisory Services (SSAS):
The SSAS conducts detailed, literature-based research into the environmental performance of the World’s fisheries and aquaculture industries.
-For fisheries, these assessments take a detailed look at their key environmental attributes including stock health, management and gear-type used.
-For aquaculture, these key attributes include species characteristics, national regulations, and disease prevention controls.
Additional research goals include reviews of the “big picture” issues, such as certification and ecolabelling, traceability, and seafood fraud. The reports we produce are often packaged for major seafood buyers to influence buying decisions and encourage direct fisheries and aquaculture improvement efforts, giving actionable results to our research efforts.
About the internships:
SSAS internships are generally project based and will develop the applicant’s skills in research, sustainability, assessing the environmental impacts and mitigation strategies of fisheries and aquaculture, scientific writing, and presentation. Projects will generally be identified by the SSAS, but applicants are also encouraged to propose their own, particularly if they have a particular research interest. The internship is ideal for those considering a career in fisheries or aquaculture research, policy, and management, or any environmental field.
Responsibilities: Project-based, targeted research and written reports of key species and production/harvest techniques and management and development of actionable results to improve their sustainability. Presenting complex scientific data to various audiences. Edit and proof read reports developed internally. Other miscellaneous duties include support of Conservation Department initiatives. Please note: Project work may include access to confidential business information; candidates must be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.Qualifications: BA degree or higher preferred but will consider motivated, upper level BA degree candidates. Must have an interest in marine conservation and fisheries/aquaculture issues. Strong organizational and communication skills are required. Highly computer literate, including familiarity with Microsoft programs and internet-based research skills. Professionalism and comfort working independently in an office environment are required.
Current projects include:
Updating the Ocean Friendly species list – Interns will be trained in the use of the Aquarium’s sustainability tools and researching the environmental impact of global fisheries and aquaculture operations. Interns will be responsible for writing scientific reports and consumer messages related to their research.
*Note: This position is not available for the January term.