WOC Internships for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is the Global Blue Economy Business and Investment Organization – the international, multi-industry business alliance for leadership, collaboration and action on sustainable development and “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”.

The WOC has created the world’s largest ocean sustainable development business network, with 35,000+ industry and investment stakeholders from around the world and across the sectors, including WOC Member companies and several hundred companies and industry groups with whom WOC works regularly, at the CEO or senior executive level. The WOC is a not-for-profit, non-government organization registered in the US and Europe.

The WOC is seeking talented and motivated persons with an interest and ambition to help ensure the future health and sustainability of the ocean by working with the WOC and the ocean business and investment community on the projects outlined below.

The objective of this program is two-fold:

  1. To equip up-and-coming professionals with lifelong learning capabilities, in order to meet of the need of future of work and to thrive in time of uncertainty.
  2. To provide young professionals with involvement in real-life projects and direct engagement with ocean industry operators.

Time duration: Three months, from early June to late August
Location: Virtual
Application deadline: 30 April 2021

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.

Learn more about the internship program and how to apply.

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