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IT Helpdesk Intern

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Washington, DC


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Published Date

Jun 8, 2023

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If you are looking to make a difference in the world and have a passion for protecting and restoring the abundance of the Oceans, then this might be the place for you. Oceana’s IT department is looking for someone to assist with day-to-day computer support and provide Tier I global support to ensure user needs are being met.


This position reports to the Director, IT Infrastructure while assisting the IT Team with Tier I tasks including, but not limited to: Workstation setup, new employee orientations, conference room set up, printer troubleshooting, laptop re-imaging, software installation, password reset and creating user guides. The IT Helpdesk Intern will receive constant hands-on training and experience to perform their job responsibilities. This is a 6-month paid internship based in Washington, DC.


The ideal candidate is anticipating or has recently received a bachelor’s degree in the IT field, or certification program in IT or Cybersecurity. Required competencies for this position are resourcefulness, action oriented, instills trust, customer focused and easily adapts to technology changes.

Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population. Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization focused solely on restoring the resilience, diversity, and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.


We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy change in countries that, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union.

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Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.


Note: Oceana requires all employees to provide proof of vaccination against Covid. Accommodation for new hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may contact Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.


Oceana's US offices have operated on a hybrid schedule and staff have been required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday. Oceana continually evaluates safety protocols and updates our practices on an ongoing basis based on the CDC community level color coding system of green, yellow and red.

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