Become a World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council Member

Become a World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council Member

Deadline: April 20, 2016

Ten young leaders from around the world are sought for 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.

Advisory Council members will be instrumental in helping shape the development of World Oceans Day. New and unique perspectives, ideas, and recommendations are sought for on developing this global event. Together, the Advisory Council and our network of partners, will work to expand opportunities for ocean conservation throughout the year.


  • 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).


  • Open to young people between ages 16-21, who are outgoing, open-minded, and respectful of others’ differing views;
  • Applicants should demonstrat 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;
  • Applicants will be able to offer, and receive, constructive criticism, and have the ability to work collaboratively with people of all ages;
  • Diverse range of youth, varied in age, gender, race, geographic region, culture, education, beliefs, religion, political views, and socioeconomic background;
  • Each member should bring a passion for the ocean, and a commitment to conservation and sustainability;
  • Members must be able to communicate their ideas in a mature and effective manner and contribute the necessary time (a few hours a month) to successfully fulfill their roles, including active participation in monthly conference calls as well as in various related projects throughout the year.

Application Process

Send in a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications, a three-page writing sample, a resume, and email addresses for two references. Please send to: [email protected]

For more information, visit World Oceans Day Youth Council.