ALGALITA EXPERIENCESHIP APPLICATION
Overview:
The Algalita Experienceship is a hands-on internship designed to give you an educational journey through the aspects of plastic pollution, the solution set, and global and local implications. Weekly meetings will involve lectures, discussions, hands-on activities and fieldwork, tours of local waste processing facilities, guest speakers and team projects. (***The summer 2020 session will be run virtually through an online conference platform.)
Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to have a deep understanding of this critical environmental issue and challenge you to think critically about the solutions. We want to you gain a better understanding for how you might apply your skill set to creating a future where plastic pollution is unthinkable.

Through this program, we'll cover a range of topics including:
- The Plastics Problem
- Identifying and Critiquing Solutions
- Environmental Monitoring of Plastic Pollution and Intro to GIS (including time on our research vessel)
- Waste Management, Recycling, and Alternatives (including fieldtrips and tours)
- Zero Waste Culture
- Life Cycle Analysis
- Local System Solutions
- Design Thinking
- Campus Culture Change Strategies
- Global strategies and policy
We'll also provide networking opportunities with other organizations working to address plastic pollution.

Course Credit:
We’ll work with you and your college or university to arrange for course credit or internship credit, where possible. Please notify us at or before the first session if you would like to arrange this. We ask that you provide us with the required paperwork, forms, etc.

What do I need to know about the Experienceship?
• Rolling application
• Hard application cut-off 1 month before session start, acceptance notification 2-weeks before start
• Mandatory weekly team meeting in Long Beach, CA (2-3 hours) (Does not apply for online 2020 summer session.)

Sessions parallel CSULB and LBCC academic calendars:
Spring (Jan 20, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020)
Summer (May 25, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020)
Fall (Sep 14, 2020 - Dec 11, 2020)

Application Deadlines:
Spring Session: Dec 23, 2019, 11:59 PM
Summer Session: Apr 27, 2020, 11:59 PM
Fall Session: Aug 17, 2020, 11:59 PM

Am I eligible?
• Must be 18 or older OR enrolled in a college or university at least part time, at start of session
• Must be able to attend weekly meetings in person in Long Beach, CA (Does not apply for online 2020 summer session.)
• Must be covered by health and auto insurance (Does not apply for online 2020 summer session.)
• The issue of plastic pollution is truly multidisciplinary, so people in all areas of expertise are encouraged to apply!
Name *
Which internship session are you applying for? *
Please tell us your motive(s) for applying for this internship. Why Algalita? *
How do you expect this internship to aid in achieving your goals? *
Describe your journey into the plastic pollution space. You can include personal development, community engagement, work experiences etc. *
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