World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council – Call for applications

Application Deadline: April 20, 2016.

World Oceans Day are seeking ten young leaders (ages 16-21) from around the world to serve on a new Advisory Council to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day.

Held annually on June 8th, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to unite the world to protect and conserve our shared ocean. The Ocean Project has led global efforts to promote and coordinate World Oceans Day since 2002, as a way to raise the profile of the ocean in June, and continue to provide ways for people to become more engaged – no matter where they live – in protecting and conserving our shared ocean throughout the year. We work with a wide range of partners, from all sectors.

For the last decade we have worked closely with World Ocean Network, WAZA, and AZA, among many others. In late 2008, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution officially recognizing June 8th as World Oceans Day and the worldwide celebration has been growing quickly ever since.


  • Members will have demonstrated leadership and creativity, as well as possess strong speaking and writing skills in English.
  • Fluency in languages other than English is an advantage, but applicants must also be proficient in English
  •  The Ocean Project seek applicants, ages 16-21, who are outgoing, open-minded, and respectful of others’ differing views.
  • Applicants will be able to offer, and receive, constructive criticism, and have the ability to work collaboratively with people of all ages.

Benefits of serving on the Advisory Council:

  • Advisory Council members will gain valuable learning experiences, make connections with other young leaders and have access to a multitude of development and networking opportunities, developing friendships and professional relationships that will last a lifetime.
  • These benefits will enhance their experience and allow for further collaboration on ocean conservation on an ongoing basis. While, no financial compensation is offered, there will be opportunities provided to work with leaders in the field of ocean conservation on a global scale, networking opportunities for future internships or employment, and mentoring opportunities, as well as other “perks” (e.g. special World Oceans Day t-shirts).

 Application Process:

  • Those interested in applying to be a member of the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council must send in a cover letter stating their interest and qualifications, a three-page writing sample, a resume, and email addresses for two references.
  • Please send to: [email protected] Applications must be received by April 20, 2016.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council


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