National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on

Internship Opportunities

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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary may have periodic project-based internships available based on organization needs working directly with Sanctuary staff to manage the marine resources found within CINMS through education, outreach, research and resource protection programs. Any opportunities would be volunteer positions without compensation and are selected on a competitive basis.

Applicants would be responsible for paying individual expenses
associated with relocation, travel, and room and board. The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary does not provide assistance with housing or transportation.

Shauna Bingham
Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
University of California Santa Barbara
Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-6155
Tel: 805-893-6421

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