Do you want to be a part of a group working to solve ocean plastic pollution? The Algalita Experienceship is an opportunity to jump-start your career, no matter where it's heading. By teaming up with other dedicated individuals to address this massive and complicated issue, you'll gain valuable skills and knowledge that are crucial to making a positive impact on the future, all while supporting our local communities.

What do I need to know about the Experienceship?

• Rolling application and rolling acceptance
• Hard application cut-off 1 month before session start, acceptance notification 2-weeks before start
• Sessions parallel CSULB and LBCC academic calendar: Fall (Sep 17, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018) | Spring (Jan 21, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019) | Summer (May 27, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019)
• Each team member will work on a project of one of two types: education & community (team of 4-6) | environmental monitoring (team of 2-4)
• Mandatory weekly team meeting in Long Beach, CA (2-3 hours)
• Your team may meet in person as often as needed
• Suggested time requirement - 10 hrs/wk per person

Application Deadlines:
Fall Session: Aug 31, 2018, 11:59 PM
Spring Session: Dec 31, 2018, 11:59 PM
Summer Session: May 6, 2019, 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
• Must be covered by health and auto insurance
• Must be dedicated to making a positive impact on the health of our oceans!

What are some examples of projects I’d be working on as an intern?

Education and Community
• Develop an app for international student teams to communicate and network
• Develop a mobile exhibit for local aquariums
• Develop a monthly science activity kit subscription for kids
• Write a book to educate young kids about the issue of plastic pollution
• Develop a plastic-free handbook for elementary school PTA programs
• Write a policy guide for the concerned citizen
• Develop a single-use alternatives guide for local businesses and events

Environmental Monitoring
• Analyze local sediment and water samples for microplastics
• Analyze North Pacific gyre surface water samples for microplastics
• Conduct statistics and data analysis
• Develop a microplastic & plankton identification guide

…or work with us to build your own project!

People in all areas of expertise are encouraged to apply! The issue of plastic pollution is truly multidisciplinary, so no matter your interests, your unique set of skills is needed for the development of effective solutions.

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Please tell us your motive(s) for applying for this internship. Why Algalita? *
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