G.U.L.F. Intern

Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program. G.U.L.F. is seeking an intern to assist with our work with the seafood industry in Louisiana.

Candidates must have an interest and experience in fisheries, marine conservation, and/or environmental science. Requires 10-15 hours per week for 12-14 weeks. Working on weekends and holidays may be required. Intern is responsible for own transportation. Internship is unpaid.

Responsibilities

  • Research items as requested by G.U.L.F. team on issues in Gulf of Mexico fisheries.
  • Learn presentation and public speaking skills to effectively engage the public about G.U.L.F.’s work, Audubon Nature Institute’s role in fisheries conservation, and sustainable seafood issues. 
  • Attend management or industry meetings as needed
  • Other duties as needed. 

Qualifications

  • Majoring in biology, fisheries, environmental science or policy, or related field
  • Self-starter, motivated, and works well with a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing to engage with guests at outreach events

Please submit a resume, unofficial or official transcript, and a cover letter highlighting your skills and why you are interested in the position to Ashford Rosenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff. 

About Audubon Internships

In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more.

Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description above, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window.  

Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application.  
An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section.  Most internships last 12 – 14 weeks.

SPRING 2016 START WINDOW

  • January 17, 2016 - February 25, 2016

SUMMER 2016 START WINDOW

  • May 1, 2016 – June 23, 2016

FALL 2016 START WINDOW

  • August 1, 2016 - September 1, 2016

WINTER 2016 START WINDOW

  • October 31, 2016 - December 1, 2016
 

Audubon Nature Institute is proud to offer excellent professional training and experience in a variety of career tracks through our internship program. Placements are seasonally available in administration, animal care, conservation, development, education, volunteer management, and others. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. To learn more about Audubon’s internship program, contact:

Maria Kohls, Volunteer & Intern Supervisor
Phone: 504.378.2524 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Audubon Internships
Basic internships last approximately 12 weeks, in which interns develop a variety of professional skills through guided instruction and hands-on experience. Some advanced placements, lasting up to 6 months, are available for well-qualified candidates. 

In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more. 

Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description above, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window and application deadline.  Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application.  An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section. 

2017 Start Windows
In order to fulfill internship program requirements, we encourage candidates to begin their seasonal placements within the start windows below.

Spring 2017
January 8 – February 15

Summer 2017
May 7 – June 21

Fall 2017
July 31 – September 13

Winter 2017
November 5 – November 29