Science and Strategy Intern

Job Location

Washington, DC


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Published Date

Jan 15, 2021

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The Science and Strategy team at Oceana is seeking an intern that can support our fight to protect and restore the health of our oceans. Our team leads cross cutting research and development for the organization as well as support for international offices and departments. This position will provide key contributions to fisheries-related projects as well as general science and institutional support.


Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on policy changes in countries that govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and the 27 countries in the European Union.


The intern will apply their quantitative skills to support a variety of projects related to global fisheries, monitoring and evaluation, and the intersection of fish and food security. They will research emerging issues in marine conservation and support institutional operations. Through this, the intern will gain practical experience working on a dynamic and collaborative team.


Ideal candidates will have a strong programming and quantitative background and experience applying or desire to apply these skills in ecological settings. The intern should be adaptable to changing circumstances and an effective communicator. They should be able to manage both independent and collaborative styles of work and effectively manage their time.


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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.


Internships are paid, full-time in our Washington, DC office (Temporarily working remotely due to COVID) for a minimum of three months. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed periodically. Our internships do not always align with the academic calendar. Be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and please highlight why your experience is a good fit for this application. Also include the dates you are available.


“We are interested in all qualified candidates, but can only consider those candidates who have valid authorization to work in the United States.”