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Marine & Community Conservation Remote Externship

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Marine & Community Conservation Remote Externship

Why a Consulting Externship?

Develop transferable problem-solving and strategic thinking skills

Gain exposure through helping non-profits solve important problems

Receive a real-world opportunity to help affect change in a non-profit organization by leveraging insights, trends, and data

Learn from industry-leading consultants how they approach problem-solving and creating solutions

Participate virtually as this externship will be conducted remotely

Marine & Community Conservation Remote Externship
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National Geographic Society + The Nature Conservancy
and apply only through this application. Paragon One is managing the selection and onboarding of applicants.
Applications for this experience will ONLY be accepted through this application portal.
National Geographic Society + The Nature Conservancy
will not be accepting any applications for this externship.
Applications are now closed. If you would like to join the waitlist and receive an email when applications open, please join the waitlist above.

About the program:

  • Skills you'll develop: SEO, Keyword Research, Content Marketing
  • Now accepting applications
  • Applications are no longer accepted
  • 100% remote and flexible
  • Part-time (
    10
    hours/week for
    8
    weeks)
  • Running from (
    late September — mid November 2021
    )
  • Training included & mentor-led
  • Open to undergraduate students only
  • Open to undergraduate students and graduate students
  • Open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students
  • Open to graduate students only
  • Unpaid
  • $
    500
    stipend

Program Overview

This externship opportunity has been designed by Paragon One in partnership with NGS and TNC, two global nonprofit organizations, to inspire a future generation of environmental leaders and changemakers. Whether you live near an ocean or far away, water is a vital resource that impacts everyone. Understanding this interconnectedness–the ocean’s influence on you and your influence on the ocean, locally and globally–is critical to creating a sustainable planet. Marine conservation issues like overfishing, offshore drilling, acidification, or the destruction of coral reefs may feel distant for many communities. In this virtual externship, students will translate global marine conservation issues into a local context, making them relevant and accessible to their communities, and offer solutions to a local or regional problem. Students will learn about marine conservation careers throughout the externship from weekly webinars featuring NGS and TNC experts, their own research, and informational interviews conducted with local conservation organizations.

What you'll do:

  • Learn about various marine conservation issues and approaches, like marine protected areas, through resources and case studies provided by National Geographic (NGS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  • Learn and apply various primary and secondary research methods to identify marine conservation issues in your local area or region
  • Speak to local leaders, conservationists, community members, and experts from NGS/TNC to gain a deep understanding of marine issues and their impact on the local community
  • Conduct a landscape/gap analysis to identify gaps and propose solutions 
  • Use compelling written and visual storytelling to communicate marine issues and the ways in which communities can help

Skills You'll Develop

Qualifications:

Skills you'll develop:

Qualifications:

We are seeking young people ages 18-25 from around the globe with an interest in learning about approaches to conservation, particularly as it relates to the ocean. No prior experience or coursework in conservation or environmental topics is necessary

Skills you'll develop:
If you are not a US Citizen/Permanent Resident and English is not your native language, you will be required to demonstrate evidence of your proficiency in English through TOEFL (minimum score: 118) or IELTS tests (minimum score: 9).
If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, or if English is your native language, or if your application is made through a sponsoring educational partner, you will be exempt from the English language testing requirement.
Applications are now closed. If you would like to join the waitlist and receive an email when applications open, please join the waitlist above.
Applications for this experience will ONLY be accepted through this application portal.
National Geographic Society + The Nature Conservancy
will not be accepting any applications for this externship.
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Mission Statement

The National Geographic Society (NGS) uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.
Skills you'll develop:

Company(s) Description

Since its inception more than 130 years ago, the core purpose of National Geographic has been to further the knowledge and awareness of our world.

The National Geographic community is a place where people bring stories, images and video to the world in real-time, inviting followers along on our ongoing 133-year journey.

Our yellow border is a portal to the world, showcasing all of the wonder and beauty that it has to offer. This page allows our fans to join us while promoting an enriching and supportive climate for our community. Therefore, we do not tolerate words of hate, harassment or disparagement. We reserve the right to remove any posting or other material that we find off-topic, inappropriate or objectionable.


Mission Statement

The National Geographic Society (NGS) uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

Partner Company(s) Description

Since its inception more than 130 years ago, the core purpose of National Geographic has been to further the knowledge and awareness of our world.

The National Geographic community is a place where people bring stories, images and video to the world in real-time, inviting followers along on our ongoing 133-year journey.

Our yellow border is a portal to the world, showcasing all of the wonder and beauty that it has to offer. This page allows our fans to join us while promoting an enriching and supportive climate for our community. Therefore, we do not tolerate words of hate, harassment or disparagement. We reserve the right to remove any posting or other material that we find off-topic, inappropriate or objectionable.


We are seeking young people ages 18-25 from around the globe with an interest in learning about approaches to conservation, particularly as it relates to the ocean. No prior experience or coursework in conservation or environmental topics is necessary

Skills you'll develop:
If you are not a US Citizen/Permanent Resident and English is not your native language, you will be required to demonstrate evidence of your proficiency in English through TOEFL (minimum score: 118) or IELTS tests (minimum score: 9).
If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, or if English is your native language, or if your application is made through a sponsoring educational partner, you will be exempt from the English language testing requirement.
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Since its inception more than 130 years ago, the core purpose of National Geographic has been to further the knowledge and awareness of our world.

The National Geographic community is a place where people bring stories, images and video to the world in real-time, inviting followers along on our ongoing 133-year journey.

Our yellow border is a portal to the world, showcasing all of the wonder and beauty that it has to offer. This page allows our fans to join us while promoting an enriching and supportive climate for our community. Therefore, we do not tolerate words of hate, harassment or disparagement. We reserve the right to remove any posting or other material that we find off-topic, inappropriate or objectionable.


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TNC LIVE: An Oceanside Chat

It's a race to save the oceans! Tune in next week as we listen to a fascinating conversation on how we can still see success in ocean conservation efforts with TNC CEO Jennifer Morris and Dr. Sylvia Earle, President and Chairman of Mission Blue. Send us your questions and get started by registering HERE: https://nature.ly/3ztLTbx

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