Careers

CIRCE is always looking to bring on the best and the brightest. That talent hunt starts with you! If you're interested in working with CIRCE, check out our current postings and see what fits best. When you're ready to apply, email a statement of interest and a resume or CV to research.circe@gmail.com. Be sure to include the position you're applying for in the email and someone will get back to you quickly. 

If you are looking to strictly volunteer, feel free to use the contact us section at the bottom of this page!

As of April 2022, all positions are unpaid. 

Community Outreach Coordinator

CIRCE is looking for a Community Outreach Coordinator to plan and execute events in the Rhode Island area with the goal of spreading knowledge and awareness of CIRCE and the issues we are addressing. This position will focus heavily on education and promotional programs. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to designing outreach programs and fundraisers, furthering CIRCE’s mission of education, and finding ways to convey difficult information in a compelling, understandable way. This position will allow a wide range of creativity and freedom within the scope of CIRCE’s values and missions 

 

 We are looking for motivated individuals who are dedicated to CIRCE’s mission of studying and preserving the oceans. CIRCE is a startup non-profit made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about conservation. Any applicant should share this passion and fit well with our family culture. This position is critically important for fundraising and social outreach, so anyone applying for it should be willing to take on that level of responsibility.

 

Any applicant should have a background in ocean or another relevant science as well as the ability to plan and execute events. Applicants should be responsible, trustworthy and proficient with time management. This position helps accomplish a considerable portion of CIRCE’s mission and fundraising goal, so any applicant should be responsible and accountable. 

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Social Media Coordinator

CIRCE is looking for a social media manager to manage online presence across all platforms. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to posting about ongoing activities, advertising events, sharing produced content, and finding creative ways to engage people online. This position will allow a wide range of creativity and artistic freedom within the scope of CIRCE’s values and missions 

 

We are looking for motivated individuals who are dedicated to CIRCE’s mission of studying and preserving the oceans. CIRCE is a startup non-profit made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about conservation. Any applicant should share this passion and fit well with our family culture. This position is critically important for fundraising and social outreach, so anyone applying for it should be willing to take on that level of responsibility.

 

Any applicant should have a background in communications or marketing and have at least a basic understanding of ocean science. Applicants should be undergraduate students who are able to meet reasonable and agreed upon timelines and due dates for work and projects. This position comes with a considerable amount of autonomy, both of vision and of work, so any applicant should be responsible and accountable. 

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Pathway to Success

Pathway to Success is a new program from CIRCE designed to incubate new ideas and projects. It is a "design your own internship" system where you partner with an established CIRCE team member to develop a program of study ending with a deliverable product. This program is designed to work around the strengths of any individual applicant and therefore is flexible when it comes to content.

Any applicant for this position should be responsible and committed to their project with CIRCE. While they will be guided by a established CIRCE member, they will be afforded a considerable amount of independence. Prospective candidates do not come from one academic background, we will consider any applicant who can come up with a project in line with CIRCE's values and goals. 

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Operational Intern

Are you someone who is passionate about leading the world into positive change? Someone who’s drive is to protect the Earth and all those who inhabit it? Interested in utilizing your niche skills and strengths to facilitate the development of a social enterprise? This posting is for you! CIRCE is looking to recruit a positive, organized leader to assist with the non-profits’ operational duties. The position entails working one on one with the Lindsey Mooney, COO of CIRCE, to ensure all activities and projects are run efficiently with proper processes and resources. Some daily activities include but are not limited to basic office operational tasks, assistance in coordinating events, and grant scouting. However, there are plentiful opportunities to participate in research via survey design and execution; in which data collected will be implemented to support ongoing projects. (As well as hands-on field work opportunities in the water!)

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Microplastic and Biology Intern

C.I.R.C.E.’s microplastic team is looking for people interested in a Fall 2022 internship with Lead Researchers Alex Tompkins 

 

  •  The Biology interns responsibilities will include assisting in the microplastic content analysis of Quahogs, assist in the treatment of hard clams for microplastic removal and in the search for grants applicable to the project.

  • Requirements: A background in some form of lab work, prior biological education, and experience in working with potentially harmful chemicals.

  • What to expect: 25% field work, 50% lab work, 25% grant work 

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Acquaculture Intern

C.I.R.C.E.’s microplastic team is looking for people interested in a Fall 2022 Microplastic and Aquaculture internship with Lead Researchers James Prongay 

 

  • Applicants should have some experience with bivalve biology and aquaculture 

 

  • Interns responsibilities will include assisting in water quality testing, tank/system maintenance, and applying to grants for the microplastic team and the larger C.I.R.C.E. organization 

 

  • Accepted interns can expect 10-15 hours of work per week divided between lab work, field work, and grant applications 

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General Volunteer

CIRCE is always looking for volunteers to help power the work we are doing. Volunteering with CIRCE can be different from person to person and season to season. If you want to help, we have something for you!

Primarily, CIRCE is currently looking for summer volunteers to help assist with quahog sample and water sample collection. These volunteers will be called upon several times over the summer to do field work for these collections. As a volunteer, you will be able to gain invaluable experience with sample collection and processing.

CIRCE also is looking for volunteers to help conduct events like beach clean ups in the Narragansett Rhode Island area. As a local non-profit, we prioritize local work that gives back to our community. 

CIRCE's volunteer program is happy to work with anyone, regardless of age or educational background! We firmly believe that anyone can -and should- give back to their community. We're here to give you that opportunity!

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