About Oceana and the Assistant General Counsel
Oceana is an international organization that focuses solely on oceans and is dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting scientific, fact-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. These campaigns are primarily national, and at times international. The campaigns are led by teams of dedicated and talented scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates focused on measuring and achieving tangible results for the oceans.
The Assistant General Counsel (“AGC”) provides senior management with effective advice on organizational strategies and their implementation, advice on legal compliance and legal risk, and retains outside counsel and oversees their work.
Oceana seeks an intern to assist the AGC with nonprofit governance tasks. The Nonprofit Governance Intern position is designed for a current student in a Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master in Nonprofit Management (MNM), or Master of Public Administration (MPA) track. The Nonprofit Governance Intern will be provided work experience commensurate with the student’s skills in a variety of aspects of the Law Department’s work.
Intern during spring and fall semesters are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours/week for 10 weeks with a preference for 15-20 hours/week or in accordance with any externship program requirements. Intern during the summer are expected to work full time (40 hours/week) for a minimum of 10 weeks with a preference for 12 weeks or in accordance with any externship program requirements.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Nonprofit Governance Intern works closely with the Assistant General Counsel (“AGC”) and the Law Department. The Intern may be responsible for the following:
Examples of tasks might include:
Education and work experience:
Enrollment in one of the following degree programs: J.D., Master of Nonprofit Management, Master of Public Administration, or equivalent program. If pursuing a J.D., applicant must be enrolled in an ABA-approved law program. Pursuing a dual degree J.D. / Nonprofit Management or the equivalent preferable.
Please include a cover letter, resume, unofficial or official transcript from your current university and undergraduate transcript, a writing sample (legal memo or brief preferred), and three references. Please include all documents in one searchable .pdf file. Please place ‘Nonprofit Governance Intern’ in the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Oceana Law Department Hiring Manager
Subject line of email: Nonprofit Governance Intern
Deadline May 31, 2019
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.