Media and Public Engagement
Location: Cascade Head near Lincoln City, OR
Assist with video and social media efforts associated with the Coastal Climate Change and Community Science project, in order to achieve the twin goals of relentless project transparency, and engagement with project partners, core group of trained volunteers and the general public. Work could entail assisting videographer in creating posts and/or documentary shorts, writing scripts, interviewing, identifying and developing social media channels, creating social media materials, and more.
Ocean Acidification Awareness
Location: Newport, OR
Work with the Oregon Coast Aquarium Education and Exhibits departments to conduct research on visitor awareness about ocean acidification. Guided by a social marketing framework, intern will create research tools to gather data on visitors’ knowledge, values, and behaviors related to ocean acidification. If time permits, the student will work with Education and Exhibits staff to test ocean acidification messaging as well as shadow and conduct various programming. Intern must be comfortable and confident in approaching guests to request participation in the research and collect verbal data.
Marine Reserve Interpretation
Location: Port Orford, OR
Intern will be a combination of volunteer coordinator and interpretive ranger. Internship goal is to learn about and experience the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area (MPA), and communicate ecological and cultural aspects of the Marine Reserve and MPA to the public and visitors to Port Orford. In addition to gaining confidence in public speaking skills, the intern will gain experience in data collection and analysis, science communication, and ecological and cultural aspects of the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.