SeaTrust Institute Internship Programs: open application period begins December 2012 for Winter/Spring 2013. Apply now! Please see "A Note to Prospective Interns." Current openings for both Undergraduate and Graduate Interns are listed below.
SeaTrust Institute Research Internships are Available for Graduate and Undergraduate University Students
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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 and health topics so interns' research may directly impact local, regional and national action plans.
What are the topics? They range from sea level rise, coastal disaster risk reduction and water scarcity to human health and climate change; green building and community design including living architecture and permaculture; multilateral environmental policy; drought, energy, sustainability planning and processes.
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.
What is special about these opportunities?
Participate virtually or through a hybrid model & interact with peers around the world who are exploring similar topics
Develop research proficiency for academic or professional advancement, funding and publications
Create lasting collegial and professional connections
Visit the links below to learn more
Undergraduate research internships typically last for three months.Some custom opportunities allow for longer internships. We currently have two undergraduate internship opportunities.
Current needs: We are currently seeking interns for two programs: the Research Internship in Community Resilience to Environmental Change and a partner internship program, Health as an Indicator for Environmental and Climate Change Decisions.
These two internships take different approaches; the first is an academic approach to background research on a SeaTrust Institute topic, creating solid grounding for future academic research activities or for professional advancement; the second opportunity focuses on action research using the Halcyon Adaptation Scenario process and may include field components in addition to background research components. Both internships are available for undergraduates.
Undergraduate Internship Programs
Creating Resilience to Climate Change and Other Environmental Changes
Option 1: Research Internship in Community Resilience to Environmental Change. This research internship is virtual, with starting dates in winter/spring 2013.
Option 2: Health as an Indicator for Environmental and Climate Change Decisions. 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 COP19
To learn more, click on the box above and at UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS
Graduate Internships - 2013
Full graduate internships are 9 month virtual or hybrid programs divided into three distinct segments, the first of which can be taken as a standalone program or as the foundation for the other two sessions. Students will receive formal instruction and guidance from academic and practical experts in the interdisciplinary fields of interest.
Current needs: We are currently seeking interns for Winter/Spring 3-month research internship devoted to developing an actionable research proposal for a thesis, funder, or professional advancement. This program can be taken as a stand alone module or as the first third of the 9-month internship program that results in a research project.
Please visit http://seatrustinstitute.org/graduateinternship.html for more information and at
How to Apply
1) Submit Completed Application Form to email@example.com
2) Send appropriate form to firstname.lastname@example.org together with the following documents:3) After receiving confirmation, register for internship program access at www.seatrustinstitute.org/registration.php
Attach CV/Resume and all required materials to email@example.com
Attach application letter that includes issue to be researched and expectations of the internship opportunity
Attach academic credentials (unofficial transcript) or proof of professional standing and advisor support letter for credit internships
Class fees including technology fee are payable at time of registration to ensure a seat in class. See registration page for details.
Professional Certification Programs
Professional Certification Programs for working professionals in environmentally related fields offer practical experiential and academic exposure to key issues in fields aligned with SeaTrust Institute mission and programs. A list of programs will be available summer 2012.
Early Professional Certification Programs follow the undergraduate model of instruction, mentorship and evaluation but are not affiliated with formal university programs.. These not-for-credit internships allow professionals and university students to work together on their areas of interest and augment academic learning with professional expertise.
General Guidelines - All Internships and Certifications
Terms and conditions:
a) Undergraduation internships are normally three months. 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.