Sept. 11, 2021

MMS 104: Internship Equality Webinar

MMS 104: Internship Equality Webinar

This week’s episode is the recording of the Internship Equality webinar co-hosted by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the  Society for Marine Mammalogy Diversity & Inclusion committee. While we all rely on the ocean for half our oxygen,...


This week’s episode is the recording of the Internship Equality webinar co-hosted by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the  Society for Marine Mammalogy Diversity & Inclusion committee.

While we all rely on the ocean for half our oxygen, our climate, and our economy, not everyone has a voice in marine science and conservation, a field which has little racial diversity. Recognizing and removing the barriers preventing access to this field is critical to the health of our planet. In this webinar, two organizations will present their experiences, outlining how they evaluated the barriers to accessing opportunities in this field and how they are working to remove them.

Mentioned published paper: ​​The problem of toxic internships in the environmental field: Guidelines for more equitable professional experiences https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13412-020-00629-2