Employment Opportunity: Corporate Outreach Intern | Oceana USA

Corporate Outreach Intern

About Us

Nearly one billion people currently do not have enough to eat. The demand for food is projected to increase 70 percent by 2050 as the population grows to an expected nine billion. An often overlooked solution to this problem is our oceans. A fully productive ocean could provide one nutritious meal a day for 700 million people, or 13 to 15 percent of the animal protein produced on the entire planet. Moreover, wild-caught ocean fish uses no land, needs negligible amounts of water, is the lowest cost per pound to obtain, and provides human health benefits.

Unfortunately, ocean productivity is drastically declining due to overfishing, destructive fishing practices, marine habitat loss and pollution. If action is not taken to reverse this trend now, wild seafood may soon disappear as a major food source for a hungry planet. There is good news, however: restoring wild seafood is achievable and there are many examples of fish rebounding under science-based management, which is also surprisingly feasible. Science gives us clear direction about how to manage fish recovery. Fish will recover if we –

  • Set reasonable fishing quotas and reduce industrial overfishing.
  • Reduce bycatch (the incidental catch of non-targeted animals).
  • Protect marine habitat, both in preserving biodiversity and ecosystem health, as well as from the harmful effects of marine pollution.

Oceana is headquartered in Washington, DC and has offices in New York City, NY; Juneau, AK, Portland, OR, Monterey, CA, City of Belmopan, Belize; Brussels, Belgium; Brasilia, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Copenhagen, Denmark; Lima, Peru; Manila, Philippines; Madrid, Spain; The legal entities in Belize, Brazil, Spain, and the United Kingdom follow the host country’s regulations and, as a result, are incorporated as independent entities.  Oceana boasts a worldwide staff in excess of 200 full time professionals and an annual operating budget of approximately $43 million dollars.


General Summary

Oceana is looking for immediate assistance with its corporate research and outreach efforts. The motivated intern will work in its Marketing and Communications (MarComm) department to help gather corporate leads through detailed research and outreach support. The intern would also assist with engagement and execution of Oceana’s corporate relations strategy.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Oceana’s Corporate Outreach Intern will work closely with the Marketing and Corporate Relationships team in executing a variety of goals related to corporate partnerships, events, and the Oceana-powered website Azula.com. The successful applicant will spend a considerable portion of their time researching cause and digital marketing trends, viable prospective partners for outreach, and media agencies. In addition to research, candidate will support the execution of initial outreach calls and emails. Other opportunities will be available to candidates who exhibit superior time management skills.


Job Requirements

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in communications, media, and/or marketing degree program
  • Outreach experience
  • Passion for mission-based work

Skills and knowledge:

  • Well-spoken and have excellent writing, and phone/email communication skills
  • The ability to enter large amounts of data efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to communicate thoughts, opinions, and thrive in a team environment
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
  • Ability to work independently on discrete projects
  • Knowledge and interest in environmental and ocean issues
  • Confidence to self-direct
  • Detail oriented and have great analytical skill
  • Excellent research and organizational skills


  • This is a three month position
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