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Marketing and Communications Internship

The Fisheries & Conservation Biology Lab at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML):

  1. conducts scientific research to enhance our understanding of nearshore species and promote the wise use, conservation, and management of valuable fishery resources
  2. provides technical advice, training, and leadership to help governmental agencies, environmental organizations, and resource users develop and coordinate coastal resource management plans
  3. works with academic scientists, non-governmental organizations, and members of the fishing community to evaluate marine protected areas (MPAs) in California

While MLML graduate students provide direction and supervision, marketing and communications interns are allowed creative freedom in many of the projects and activities they are assigned.  This provides valuable ‘real world’ experience while instilling a sense of responsibility and ownership over work products.  The more enthusiastic, creative, and driven an intern is, the more rewarding and useful this internship will be for professional development.

Job Description
A marketing and communications internship with the Fisheries & Conservation Lab at MLML provides the experience and skill building that, when combined with an advanced degree, are necessary to establish a career in advertising, marketing, public relations, or science communication.  This internship provides an opportunity to how to identify target audiences and appropriately build campaigns through print, television, radio, and web interfaces.  Responsibilities include 1) creating and distributing outreach materials; 2) developing communication strategies for various programs; 3) writing and editing newsletters, program brochures, website articles, and blogs; 4) managing FCB-related social media websites; 5) preparing visual presentations for various topics and audiences; and 6) completing other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications
Marketing and Communications Interns should be organized, self-motivated, and well-versed with fundamental marketing strategies. The ideal candidate is creative, personable, energetic, and able to communicate clearly and effectively with academic scientists, resource managers, and members of the local fishing community.  Marketing and Communications Interns must be college juniors, seniors, or recent graduates able to work under little supervision.  A basic understanding of marine science may be helpful, but is not required for this position.

Additional Information
This internship is unpaid and may be used for academic credit at another institution. The expected time commitment for this internship is 12 to 20 hours per week, with a duration of 3 to 6 months.  If you are interested in applying, please complete a Marketing and Communications Internship Application and email, fax or mail it, along with an updated resume, to:

CA Sea Grant / Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Rd | Moss Landing, CA 95039
e: seagrant@mlml.calstate.edu
f: (831) 632-4403 (Attn:  CA Sea Grant)

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