There is growing interest across the higher education sector in building closer links between academia and external stakeholders: potential employers, regulatory bodies, research funders, policy makers, lobbyists, and many others. MASTS see the facilitation of internship opportunities as a core interface for bringing future cohorts of ‘influencers’ into direct contact with individuals and institutional cultures. Completing an internship should maximise impact from research and enhance personal and professional development.
Internships offer appointees an excellent opportunity to build working relationships and extend their research experience into business, policy or other settings (or vice versa) – this programme is not just for students – academics and employees are welcome to participate. The skills and experience you acquire will add real value.Internships can last between two weeks up to six months. Appointees may work either full time or part time and are generally expected to spend between 50-100% of their time in the host organisation. If you are interested in providing an internship please contact Dr Emma Defew on [email protected]
If you are a postgraduate student or staff member of a MASTS institution or associate institution, and would like to undertake an internship, please download an internship application form and return to [email protected] Please send in any application with at least 3 months before the start of any internship.
The World Ocean Council (WOC) – the Global Blue Economy Business and Investment Organization – is seeking talented and motivated persons with an interest and ambition to help ensure the ocean health and sustainability by working with the WOC and the ocean business and investment community on the projects outlined below.
Time duration: Three months, from early June to late August
Application deadline: 30 April
Each WOC Intern will participate in one of the following WOC Program Projects that the intern has successfully applied for:
– Global Blue Economy Communications and Events
– Young Ocean Professionals
– Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Treaty
– SMART Ocean-SMART Industries (SO-SI)
– Biofouling and Invasive Species
– Ocean Investor Roundtable/Ocean ESG Framework
– Global Blue Economy Innovation Initiatives Network
– Ocean Restoration/CO2 Removal Roundtable
– Port/Coastal Infrastructure Adaptation and Resilience
– 30 x 30 Marine Conservation/Marine Protected Area (MPA) Campaign
– Small Islands and Blue Economy Business Development
– Ocean Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Working Group
Interns will also participate in a Self-Identified Learning Project regarding ocean sustainable development. The project should focus on a question of professional, personal or societal significance that the intern is passionate about and motivated to pursue.
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in U.K. universities or colleges are eligible to apply. The internship is for 12 consecutive weeks. Applications are due by May 1 2021.
Thanks to the generosity of AXA XL through the U.K. Associates of BIOS, this Internship covers the cost of campus accommodation and meals. It also includes a small student stipend plus a contribution to expenses associated with the intern’s research project. Travel expenses and medical/travel insurance are not covered.
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