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U.S. Communications Intern

Job Location

Washington, D.C.


Type of Job



Paid Internship

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Published Date

Apr 1, 2022

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Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the world’s oceans? Oceana is seeking a communications intern to join its U.S. policy team. Come join a dedicated group 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.

The communications intern is responsible for conducting research, drafting and editing materials, pitching news stories, and tracking/summarizing media coverage for the U.S. 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. Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires quick decision-making under pressure, strong multi-tasking skills, and a customer service attitude.

Strong candidates for this position will be college students or recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or related field. The communications intern reports to the senior director of communications. This position is based in Washington, DC.


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, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States, 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 those hired to provide proof of full 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.

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