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 –
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.
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
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.
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