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Nonprofit Governance Extern

Job Location

Washington, D.C.


Type of Job



For credit, unpaid.

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Published Date

Nov 14, 2022

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Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Oceana’s Legal Department is looking for an intern to work closely with the Assistant General Counsel. The internship will provide the student with first-hand opportunity to experience how in-house lawyers support the organizational needs of a multi-national environmental charity. You may be asked to develop organizational policies and procedures relating to governance and compliance; perform research on legal matters related to business transactions; or otherwise support the work of the Assistant General Counsel in areas such as legal compliance and risk management. The position is based in Washington, D.C. We are seeking a current student in a Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master in Nonprofit Management (MNM), Master of Public Administration (MPA), or equivalent educational program. The position is for externs seeking school credit in an externship program or work-study program.


Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also 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 extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, 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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