Projects Abroad | Environmental Conservation

St Eustatius (Caribbean): Nature Education, Outreach and Communication

St Eustatius

Description

Location: St Eustatius

Duration: Minimum 2 months commitment

Start Dates: Project is ongoing

Cost: Monthly rent of $275 with one rent deposit

Covid-19 Restrictions:

Vaccinated interns only need to observe social distancing for 5 days, mask included. You will be tested on the 5th day.

US and Dutch Citizens will be accepted (with quarantine) if they are not vaccinated as they can stay longer than 3 months on the island, in case their quarantine time is prolonged. Prolonged quarantines happen if you need to go into isolation after getting a positive test after 10 days.

 

Benefits:

  • Work alongside local Education and Outreach staff
  • Take part in all nature conservation activities on the island
  • Increase the awareness of nature and ecosystem services
  • Keywords: Education, Outreach, Communication, Awareness, Internship
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Introduction

STENAPA is a non-governmental nature conservation organization based on the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. STENAPA is legally mandated by the Island Government to manage all the island’s protected areas (the Statia National Marine Park, the Quill/Boven National Park as well as a young Botanical Garden) on the 21km2 island of St Eustatius.

We are looking for interns to assist in nature education programs, external communication, such as awareness campaign, the creation of engaging content (photos, stories, and videos), press relations, website, and social media content.

Daily Life

You will be working with a non-governmental nature conservation organization based on the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, which is legally mandated by the Island Government to manage all the island’s protected areas (the National Marine Park and the Quill/Boven National Park) as well as a young Botanical Garden on the 21km2 island of St Eustatius.

You will be developing content and materials geared towards educating the public of St. Eustatius on nature, its ecosystem services and their role as a community in protecting it. The activities include face to face opportunities mostly with children, sometimes adults and the elderly.

General Duties: Assist with…

  • Conducting case studies and awareness campaigns with social science tools
  • The creation of youth activities or STENAPA Lesson Plans – may include art and craft, research or graphic design
  • Conducting lessons plans in primary and high school, after school programs and STENAPA youth programs
  • The maintenance of the website/contribute blog material
  • Documenting the tasks of the rangers for social media and newsletters
  • Collection of nature content within the national parks – may include hiking or snorkeling
  • Creation of radio content/communication plan
  • other projects and activities
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Travel & Accommodation

Our primary location is a central, two-bedroom house. The monthly rent is $275. A deposit of $275 is also required.

Our secondary location is the Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI) dorms. Rent varies with the room.

Fundraising Help

Requirements

Requirements:

  • Min age: 18
  • Minimum commitment is 2 months (post-quarantine).
  • Not vaccinated: US or Dutch Passport holders only – related to how long you can stay on the island
  • Vaccinated: No passport restrictions
  • Good English skills
  • Able to communicate to people of different nationalities
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a team but also able to work independently
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license (manual driven preferred)
  • Willing, enthusiastic and proactive Interested in nature conservation and awareness
  • Good communicator, service oriented, enthusiastic, wants to get things done
  • Well-rounded grasp of both marine and terrestrial ecosystems and management

Added skills or training to highlight

  • Social science courses regarding behavioural change
  • Experience creating lesson plans and materials
  • Experience creating video content
  • Experience on a radio program (1 session to running a program)
  • Experience making and maintaining a website, page/group for an organization, business or group
  • Experience conducting a campaign, organizing events – shows, lectures, games, and so on
  • Experience composing letters, invitations, and certificates on behalf of the organizations
  • Communicating scientific concepts to the general public
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Illustrator, Photoshop
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Costs

What’s Included:

Accommodation in shared house, utility bills, internet, and airport pick up / drop off. The fee is paid upfront..

What’s not included:

Food (grocery runs are included during quarantine), flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations (if applicable). Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

You should budget a minimum of $400 per month for food.

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