Employment Opportunity: Responsible Fishing & Shark Campaign Intern | Oceana USA

Responsible Fishing & Shark Campaign Intern

Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Do you have a strong interest in sustainable fisheries, protecting endangered marine mammals and stopping the domestic shark fin trade? 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.

Oceana is looking for a Responsible Fishing Campaign Intern who will work closely with Oceana’s Responsible Fishing Campaign team in support of Oceana’s fisheries campaigns in the United States. The intern will assist in supporting the team in advocating for policies to protect North Atlantic right whales, promote responsible fisheries management, and ban the sale of shark fins. Responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with the science, policy, communications, and grassroots teams to facilitate projects for the campaign;
  • Drafting and updating communications materials, including fact sheets, sign-on letters, and reports, as well as conduct research and draft internal documents;
  • Assisting the campaign team in coordinating tactics, organizing events, conducting outreach, and tracking data.
  • Attending congressional hearings/briefings and internal strategy sessions;
  • Performing administrative duties such as setting up meetings, tracking budgets and reporting on grant proposals;
  • Supporting field team in district events; and
  • Helping to organize events and lobby days.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience; knowledge or interest in ocean conservation; strong interest in campaigning; good attention to detail; and excellent research, writing, and communication skills. GIS experience is a plus. This is a paid internship.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based policy campaigns with fixed deadlines and clearly articulated goals.

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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.”

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