Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is excited to announce the new Marine Conservation Fellow Program, and we are currently seeking qualified individuals to apply for three open positions, each with a different focus: Education and Events, Communications and Outreach, and Conservation Science. The fellowship is designed to equip recent college graduates and other early career individuals with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in marine conservation. More information is below, and full details and position descriptions can be found at www.REEF.org/fellow. Review of applications will begin July 5 and will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.

Commitment: The fellowship is a full-time (40-hour/week) position, and we are asking that Fellows commit to a 9-12-month position. Fellows will be based at the REEF Campus in Key Largo, Florida (US). Program hours are typically Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and Fellows often have responsibilities for participating in evening and weekend events.

Stipend and Housing: REEF Fellows receive a $1,000/month stipend and housing in a furnished home in Key Largo, FL, shared with other Fellows and Marine Conservation Interns. Fellows should have their own transportation.

How to apply: The review of applications will begin on July 5, 2022, and then review will be on a rolling basis after that. Desired start date for the next round of Fellows is August 22, but the actual start date remains flexible for the right candidate. Fellow positions will remain open until filled. We do not anticipate filling all three positions at the same time. Interested candidates apply online at www.REEF.org/fellow-application. The application includes an online form, an attachment with cover letter, CV/resume, and answers to several questions, and one letter of reference. It is advised that applicants read each of the position descriptions posted at www.REEF.org/fellow to understand the scope of responsibilities.

Eligibility: The target audience is college-aged/early-career individuals. The program is not limited to US citizens, but international applicants need to secure all necessary visas and permits.

About REEF: REEF’s mission is to protect biodiversity and ocean life by actively engaging and inspiring the public through citizen science, education, and partnerships with the scientific community. REEF programs include marine life education, field research, and one of the largest citizen science programs in the world through unique partnerships with private, governmental, scientific, and educational sectors. REEF programs directly benefit and help to protect marine life worldwide. REEF was founded in 1990, with programs originally focused in the tropical Western Atlantic. It has since grown in to a global organization, with programs in temperate and tropical oceans world-wide. A portion of the staff team based at the REEF Campus in the Florida Keys, and the other half distributed around the US. The REEF Campus serves as a nature center that engages the public to learn more about marine resources and ocean conservation in the Florida Keys while showcasing its cultural heritage. Many of the REEF Ocean Explorers programs are hosted at the Campus, including customized interactive classroom and field-based programs for groups of all ages, from half-day Discovery Programs to full-service multiday travel Expedition Programs. REEF Marine Conservation Fellows and Interns play a pivotal role in teaching and leading these programs.