Career Resources for Marine Science & Conservation

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Marine Conservation Education

Here are is a sampling of research and education organizations that offer programs in marine conservation.

Bodega Marine Laboratory - University of California, Davis

Darling Marine Center - University of Maine

Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML) - in Beaufort, North Carolina

Friday Harbor Laboratories - University of Washington

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution - Deep-sea coral research and more

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology - Corals, marine mammals, sharks and more

Hopkins Marine Station - Stanford University

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) - Publishes ICES Journal of Marine Science and other reports

James Cook University - School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, Australia

Long Marine Lab - University of California, Santa Cruz

Marine Biology Web - Extensive listing of marine biology labs and graduate programs

Marine Science Institute - University of California, Santa Barbara

Memorial University of Newfoundland - Marine Institute

Moss Landing Marine Laboratory - California State University

National Undersea Research Center - University of Northern Carolina, Wilmington

Ocean Citations (SeaWeb) - Monthly listing of recently published marine science papers

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology - University of Oregon

Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) - University of Miami

Scripps Institution of Oceanography - University of California, San Diego

Shoals Marine Laboratory - Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) - Professional association of conservation biologists

The Society For Ocean Sciences - dedicated to promoting preservation and an appreciation of marine environments through education, research and conservation

University of Alaska Fairbanks - School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

University of Hawaii - Marine Option Program

University of Washington - School of Marine Affairs

Virginia Institute of Marine Science - Programs on coastal resource management, fisheries science, aquaculture, etc.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) - A research, engineering and education organization in ocean sciences

Marine Conservation Jobs

Here is a sampling of organizations that offer careers in marine conservation.

American Fisheries Society Jobs List - Includes internships and temporary positions.

BiologyJobs - Created as a targeted resource for job seekers and employers in life sciences.

Careers & Jobs in Marine Biology & Oceanography - Job listings and interviews with scientists about a career in marine biology and oceanography.

ConservationJobs - The job board for conservation experts. 

EcoEmploy - Environmental jobs and careers.

Environmental Career Opportunities - Environmental job vacancies from all sectors of the job market including non-profits, corporations, professional firms, institutions, and governments. -  The ultimate guide to everything you need to know about starting your career as an Environmental Scientist.

Hawaii Marine Mammal Alliance-Internship opportunities in the areas of endangered marine mammal preservation, recovery and stewardship

Limnology and Oceanography Job/Position Announcements - Job opportunities at academic institutions and beyond.

Marine Biology Web - Features interviews with scientists about a career in marine biology.

Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) - Work here, with us!!!

Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Programs: Job Opportunities - Includes funding and internship opportunities.

National Council for Science and the Environment - Offers internships for students and recent graduates during the summer and the academic year.

National Geographic Jobs - Includes internship opportunities.

NOAA Job Opportunities - Jobs and volunteer opportunities.

Sea Grant - Marine Science Careers Overview - Introduces you to a wide range of marine career fields and to people working in those fields.

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) - Employment opportunities in the conservation field.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Marine Jobs - Opportunities at WHOI.

Conservation Jobs UK - A career website for the conservation sector in the United Kingdom. 

ZipRecruiter - Job and listings by major and subject