Category: Stories

Finding Balance

As expected, remote work has had its ups and downs so far, but in all has been a positive growth experience. I have to be honest though, having started both of my internships just last week, it took me a minute to find my balance. This was less about the heavy workload and more about […]

Blue Carbon in Marine Protected Areas

At the start of the school year, I never would have guessed I would be working from my apartment in Monterey. I am interning for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) office working on blue carbon sequestration and storage within the sanctuary boundaries. The GFNMS office has been very welcoming and supportive as I […]

Remote Work with the Ocean Protection Council

It’s been three full weeks since I’ve started my internship and it’s flown by. I’m so happy to be a climate change intern with the Ocean Protection Council (OPC). I’m working with the climate change team to scope out and research a critical infrastructure resiliency plan. This work will focus on examining the impacts of […]

Building Relationships During COVID-19

I, like many people, had reservations about working remotely for the entire summer. Would I be able to participate and network? Would I be able to prove my value in such a short period just over zoom? Would my work style be compatible? Well, I am happy to report that both of my internships are […]

Bailey Warren: Beach Report Card and Blue Carbon

June 11th to August 24th, 2020San Clemente, California, USAImperial Beach, California, USA Bailey will be working with two organizations this summer, Surfrider in San Clemente and Wildcoast in Imperial Beach, working remotely for now, but hopefully getting out to the beaches and wetlands of California. Surfrider: Bailey will be conducting necessary research, data collection, and […]

The Start of a New Adventure

It’s been an exciting start to being an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) intern! I have the privilege of working with the Oceans Program and Research and Development Team. I am assisting the Japan Support Team, answering questions and providing research and metrics for policy implementation. The position is flexible and on top of the work I am doing […]

Kelsey Shoup: Socially Responsible Seafood and Sustainable Seaweed

Seafood SolutionsOakland, CA USAJune 1-August 17, 2020 Monterey Bay SeaweedsMoss Landing Marine Labs, Moss Landing, CA, USAJune 1-August 17 This summer, Kelsey will be splitting her time between two organizations: Seafood Solutions and Monterey Bay Seaweeds. At Seafood Solutions Kelsey will support the Project Director to advance select projects of the Conservation Alliance for Seafood […]

Janet Kung: Climate Change and Fisheries Management

Environmental Defense FundSan Francisco, CA, USAJune 1- August 7, 2020 Janet will support EDF Oceans in developing country-by-country climate change sensitivity profiles and incorporating climate change impacts into fishery management tools. She will assist the Lead Senior Scientist, Oceans with reviewing peer-reviewed literature on climate change effects on fisheries, supporting research to advance climate-ready fishery […]

Illeana Alexander: Fisheries Policy for Japan

Environmental Defense FundSan Francisco, CA, USAJune 1 – August 7, 2020 This summer Illeana will be working with the Environmental Defense Fund as an Intern in the Ocean Program. They will be working with the Support Japan Team on the developing a way to evaluate the status of Japan’s effort to implement new fisheries policy. […]

Cameron Steagall: Climate Change & Plastics

Naval Postgraduate SchoolMonterey, CA Ocean ConservancySanta Cruz, CA Cameron will be splitting his time between NPS and Ocean Conservancy over the Summer. At NPS, Cameron will work on military installation and adaptation measures against sea-level rise and extreme weather events. This position is reliant on research and outreach to all levels of government regarding policy […]

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