Summer 2010 Student Employment at the Bay Campus

The Office of Marine Programs and Inner Space Center at the Bay Campus (and other GSO groups) are seeking student help (preferably undergraduates) to work on a range of education, outreach, and research activities. Students of all majors are welcome to submit an “Expression of Interest” form— marine biology, natural and physical sciences, computer science, marine affairs, journalism/communications, engineering, film studies/digital art, etc.

For more information, contact Cristina Bourassa by email ( or by phone (401-874-6146). This is a terrific opportunity for students who have just finished their freshman or sophomore year, as employment could continue to  for the remainder of their career at URI.

Opportunities are available in the following areas:

Census of Marine Life —
Education and outreach for an global marine biodiversity program
• Photo and Video Archive Maintenance
• International Press and Publicity Management
• Educational Website Development

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting —
Programs for science and environmental journalists
• Database Maintenance, Mailings, and eNewsletter
• Science Training Programs for Journalists
• Mailing Assistance and List Management
• Internet Research

Hurricanes: Science and Society —
A hurricane educational website and resources
• Educational Website Development
• Internet Research

Inner Space Center (ISC) —
Telepresence technologies for oceanographic exploration
• Standing watch at the ISC and its live feeds from the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and the Exploration Vessel Nautilus
• Process and Manage Live Data from Ships of Exploration
• Outreach and Website Postings
• Annotate and Ingest Video Data to the ISC Servers

Office Assistance
• Coastal Institute Bookstore
• Filing and Mailings
• Reception
• Public Relations

Research Assistance
• Lab Assistance
• Fieldwork