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SeaTrust Institute Internship application period open December 1, 2016


Research Internships and Fellowships

INTERNSHIPS are available for graduate and undergraduate students as well as professionals.

Eligible graduate students and professionals can apply for starting throughout the calendar year. Interns and professionals produce usable research that is showcased at United Nations events through SeaTrust Institute. Publishable research qualifies the individual for membership as a Seatrust Institute Fellow, a life-long collaborative of researchers and practitioners contributing usable environmentally- related research to policy and decision makers.



Please visit the detailed internship page to learn more about these global opportunities to earn college credit or continue your professional development while contributing to meaningful and timely environmental research.

Types of Internships at SeaTrust Institute

EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS are available for students to facilitate and update global environmental educational programs at SeaTrust Institute

RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS are available for a limited number of students and are related to ongoing research and educational programs in climate and environmental science and policy

FIELD INTERNSHIPS are available for a limited number of students and are related to ongoing research and educational programs at SeaTrust Institute. For these opportunities contact Dr. Lynn Wilson at for more information.

More Detailed internship information Available HERE

Our internship program provides a place for students to gain knowledge and practical experience in conducting environmentally oriented adaptation and mitigation research for issues including but not limited to climate change and health, adaptive environmental policy, economic and private industry foci, and disaster risk reduction and management. Internships can be undertaken as part of formal degree programs with agreement of the credit conferring institution. Offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, internships are ongoing in 2017-2018 calendar years.


See DETAILS for more information on these opportunities to work with us at SeaTrust Institute or register.

We are currently seeking interns for research and practical projects including:

Research Internship in Community Resilience to Environmental Change

Students conduct academicresearch on a current SeaTrust Institute topic, creating solid grounding for future academic research activities or for professional advancement. The research is part of a cohort of interns and staff members engaged in a variety of active projects.

SDGs, NDCs and Agenda 2030

Interns work with the Sustainable Development Goals, (I)NDCs, and other guiding documents for Agenda 2030 in a variety of educational and policy related contexts including updating research to include changes, crafting policy memos and briefs and other publication - ready material for presentation to UN regimes, governments, businesses and students. Available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Health as an Indicator for Environmental and Climate Change Decisions

Interns include action research using the Halcyon Adaptation Scenario(SM) process and may include field components in addition to background research components. Available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Environmental Education

Interns participate as educators for different age groups in teaching, curriculum development and design, multimedia and more to make our AWARE family of educational programs come alive for global students and professionals.


SeaTrust Institute Research Internships are typically conducted in a minimum of three month blocks.

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

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


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;  SDGs, (I)NDCs, NAPs and Agenda 2030.
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.



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.