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SeaTrust Institute Research Internships are Available for Global Graduate & Undergraduate University Students


SeaTrust Institute Research Internships are typically conducted in three month blocks. Undergraduate internships are 1 three month session and with full graduate internships lasting for up to three 3-month terms.

Why Intern with US?

Participate virtually or through a hybrid model & interact with peers around the world who are exploring similar topics

Develop research proficiency and publications for academic or professional advancement, funding and future academic and professional projects

Create lasting collegial and professional connections


The Internship Experience - Practical Learning and Real Contribution with Global Implications and Academic Integrity

Our research interns gain active research experience with an environmental NGO that is actively participating as a delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other UN regimes. Because we are charged with bringing fresh research to the international decision making bodies at the UNFCCC, the UNISDR, WHO, UNCSD (RIO+20) and other bodies, we are looking for a number of dedicated research interns who can help us with our projects while gaining valuable experience, guidance with their own research and program proposals, and world-wide connections. We also consult with governments and regional agencies on climate change, environmental and health topics so interns' research may directly impact local, regional and national action plans.
What are the topics? Yearly organization focus directs the interns' activities. General content relates to environmental adaptation plans; sea level rise; coastal disaster risk reduction; water scarcity; invasive species; human health and climate change; green building and community design ; and multilateral environmental policy;  
Who are our experts? They come from diverse disciplines including public policy and law; cultural anthropology; hydrology; tourism; indigenous cultures; climate science; epidemiology and public health; insurance and finance; migration; social justice; disaster risk reduction; sustainability and other specializations.


2015- 2016 Research Internship Topics : Creating Resilience to Climate Change and Other Environmental Changes


Developing Community Resilience to Environmental Change. This research internship is virtual and includes both scientific/social scientific interns, and country cultural specialist interns

Health as a Gauge for Environmental and Climate Change Decisions. This internship is virtual and *may* include a field component using the Halcyon Adaptation Scenario(SM) Process

Ocean Health - Human Health. This internship is virtual and *may* include a field component using the Halcyon Adaptation Scenario(SM) Process

Exceptional interns may have their work introduced and/or be invited to join the SeaTrust Institute UNFCCC delegation at the annual Council of Parties meeting.


General Guidelines - All Internships and Certifications

Terms and conditions:

a) Undergraduation internships are normally at least three months. Graduate internships may last up to a year or more. Professional certifications differ in length depending upon the type of certification. The normal duration of a graduate internship is nine months, which can be segmented into three (3) 3 month independent internships through mutual consultation and consent. Program length may exceptionally be altered when there are special academic requirements or special needs of the receiving program.

b) Upon selection for an internship or certification program placement, an Agreement is forwarded to the confirmed candidate for signature and returned together with proof of professional or educational standing, and agreement for participation by the supervisor if taken for academic or professional continuing educational credit. This must be submitted prior to the starting date together with a nonrefundable payment for technology and technical services fees incurred by the hosting institution.

c) Applicants should be able to work in English. Applicants for the graduate internship pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and postgraduate stages should have completed at least four years of study and be a student at the time of application and during the internship.

d) There is no promise of employment either during or upon completion of a certification or an internship with the SeaTrust Institute.

e) An intern or certification candidate with SeaTrust Institute is not a staff member of the organization; therefore the privileges and organizational supports do not apply to interns.

f) An intern or certification candidate undertakes to conduct himself/herself at all times in a manner compatible with his/her responsibilities as an intern of SeaTrust Institute.

g)The intern is required to keep confidential all unpublished information made known during the course of the internship, and must not publish any reports or papers on the basis of information obtained, except with the prior written authorization of SeaTrust Institute. These obligations will not lapse upon the expiration of the internship period.