The AIC is looking for a Communications Intern!

Are you interested in sharing stories about effective coral reef management? Want to get more involved with the AIC and coral reefs throughout the US and Freely Associated States? Do you have an interest in social media and communications? Apply to be the AIC Communications Intern!

The AIC is looking for help to ensure we have a strong online presence during International Year of the Reef (IYOR).  The intern will focus on developing and implementing social media campaigns that highlight the work in the 10 AIC jurisdictions, and the urgent need to protect and conserve coral reef ecosystems immediately. The intern will work remotely, and need an internet connection to complete this internship.  While this is an unpaid position, the intern will gain valuable connections in the coral reef management community and great experience working with people in 10 unique places.



Internship Scope:

  • Analyze current social media outreach efforts
  • Develop an AIC IYOR Social Media Plan/outline, including performance metrics and 1 or 2 realistic and doable social media “campaigns”
  • Communicate with AIC Jurisdictions to gather content, photos, etc needed for the campaign
  • Implement social media campaigns with review from the AIC Executive Director
  • Track and compile social media stats for regular reporting
  • Liaise with AIC Executive Director and NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and other partners to share AIC content with a broader audience.

Intern Requirements:

  • Experience and expertise in social media strategy and plans
  • Familiarity with various social media tools, including Facebook and WordPress, etc
  • Access to reliable internet and familiarity with word-processing and desktop publishing software
  • Experience interacting/communicating/working with folks virtually on a collaborative product a plus
  • Living in, from, or experience in,  one of the AIC Jurisdictions

Expected time commitment: 3-5 hours/week

Internship Location: Anywhere. This is a remote internship. We do require consistent internet access to work with a Honolulu based supervisor and the AIC Jurisdictions.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kristine Bucchianeri, AIC Executive Director at  by April 6, 2018.


AIC Chair’s Report, February 2018: An update on 6 months of activities, actions and needs

by Kristine Bucchianeri, AIC Executive Director

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USCRTF Co-chairs, Dr. Russell Callender (NOAA) and Marshall Critchfield (DOI), listen to the AIC Chair’s report, presented by AIC Chair Jean-Pierre Oriol (USVI)

The U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee (AIC) just finished up a highly productive week in Washington DC, participating in the 39th US Coral Ref Task Force Meeting and wanted to share with you some highlights of what has been happening since the AIC last met in August 2017.

Four of the AIC Jurisdictions were hit by hurricanes in the past 6 months, and are actively working on recovery efforts.  Florida continues to deal with an unprecedented coral disease outbreak. Despite this, advances were made in watersheds restoration efforts, in building resilience and educating more people about the essential services provided by coral reefs worldwide.

The AIC presented a new initiative last week, that will help ensure coral reefs thrive and continue to survive while facing continual threats from warming oceans, changing acidity, natural disasters and local stressors.  The AIC is moving forward with establishing resilient coral nurseries in each of the jurisdictions to build stronger local breeding stocks of corals, but also to build local capacity in the newest available technologies to help to preserve and protect this important ecosystem. More information on our Plan of Action will be coming soon.

39thUSCRTF_AIC Dinner

AIC Members, Advisers and invited guests had an informal dinner during the Task Force meeting.

Additionally strengthening federal-jurisdiction integration and partnerships, the Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program, and the reauthorization of Coral Reef Conservation Act (of 2000) remain top priorities.

Additionally, the AIC participated in some successful meetings on the USCRTF Watershed Partnership Initiative, a lively meeting of the Climate Change Working Group, and meetings with other essential partners to coral reef conservation efforts.

For more information and details, check out the newest AIC Chair’s  Report presented at the 39th USCRTF Meeting in Washington DC.