U.S. Communications Intern

Job Location

Washington, DC


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Published Date

Feb 4, 2021

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Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? 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. Ocean conservation is not only critical to reducing the impacts of climate change but also to save the livelihoods of fishers, their families and their communities.


Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is working to restore 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 and the 27 countries in the European Union.


The communications intern is responsible for conducting research, drafting blog posts, editing materials and tracking/summarizing media coverage of our campaigns. Working with the communications team, the intern ultimately helps Oceana’s U.S. campaigns achieve their goals.


This position requires a strong communicator, who is detail-oriented, team-oriented, organized, interested in conservation issues and familiar with news organizations.


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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.


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


Note: Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and two writing samples in order to be considered.