|Time commitment||Either one full day (9:00am - 5:00pm) per week (Monday - Friday) or two afternoons or two mornings per week for a period of 3 months.|
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.
Responsibilities: Conduct internet-based research on individual fish species. Keep track of and summarize various periodicals and online news resources. Support in organizing files and miscellaneous inventory. Support development of web-based and printed collateral materials. Research and gather information on sustainable seafood programs for white-tablecloth restaurants. Edit and proof read reports developed internally. Other miscellaneous duties in support of Conservation Department initiatives.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. Proficiency with Microsoft Access a plus. Professionalism and comfort working independently in an office environment are required.