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US Oceans Intern

Job Location

Washington, D.C.


Type of Job



Based on Experience

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Published Date

Mar 10, 2021

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Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Do you have a strong interest in Congress, politics, and the federal policy-making process? Join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect our oceans, which play a critical role in reducing the impacts of climate change, feeding a growing global population, and supporting the livelihoods of coastal communities that depend on healthy oceans. Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean.


The US Ocean intern works as part of Oceana’s U.S. team to protect the oceans from overfishing, and pollution. The intern focuses on special project related to climate change and illegal fishing to assist in developing campaign materials, including developing campaign messaging, presentations, fact sheets, sign-on letters and grassroots activist tools. The intern researches the problem; drafts internal documents; and coordinates outreach efforts. The intern also plans and implements projects, organizes events and tracks various initiatives as needed by the CPO, and the DVP. The intern coordinates across science, policy, communications, legal and grassroots prongs of Oceana’s campaign model. The intern reports to the Chief Policy Officer.


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 1 year of campaign or ocean conservation experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience; knowledge or interest in ocean conservation; strong interest in politics and the federal policy-making process; excellent attention to detail; and excellent research, writing, and communication skills. Due to COVID-19 you will work remotely until further notice. You will be notified if/when working from the DC office is required.


We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting 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 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.


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


Note: To be considered for this position, you MUST submit your resume and cover letter.

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