ARUSA Marine Conservation Internships

Autumn 2019

Come be a part of a research and learning experience in coastal marine conservation that will give you the tools to move towards a life effectively caring for God’s world.  Work with Dr Robert Sluka, Lead Scientist of A Rocha’s global marine conservation program. This internship is designed for University-level students who are called to conservation and want experience and training in holistic creation care.

Location: Titusville, Florida located near Cape Canaveral National Seashore, Cocoa Beach, Blue Springs and that place with some famous mice. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Indian River Lagoon are the most biodiverse estuary in the USA and combined with the above places provide access to mangrove forests, seagrass beds, amazing beaches, and some decent surfing waves. The local area is home to manatees, dolphins and is near the shark-bite capital of the world.

Content: This is a personalized, intensive internship that will consist of field research, marine conservation literature discussions, integrative conservation science/faith projects, community service, and trips to explore a wide range of Florida habitats. Participants will conduct research as a part of A Rocha’s An Ocean of Plastic Hope project, studying microplastic on local beaches. Each intern will keep a journal including a species list, develop their own research project and have the opportunity to contribute theologically to A Rocha’s growing resources on faith-based marine conservation. We will use as one of our primary textbooks Creation Care and the Gospel.

Details: A minimum of two interns and maximum of four. Beginning September 16th and ending November 22nd. Cost $5000, not including travel, food and accommodation.

Interested? Sign up for A Rocha USA’s enews and watch for details in January on how to apply.

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