Oceana is working on multi-faceted campaigns to stop destructive fishing

practices and ocean pollution. We are working to convince the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, regional fishery councils, state governments, corporate and international entities to take proactive measures to restore and sustain ocean wildlife and waters. Oceana interns will work closely with professional staff and assist the campaign and policy team with their substantive work.

There will be opportunities to accompany staff on Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, support educational initiatives, and increase public awareness through media and membership outreach.


The ideal candidates should possess:

  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
  • A solid academic record
  • Maturity to support a team effort
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
  • Ability to work independently on discrete projects
  • A strong interest in environmental issues

Policy and campaign interns should be available to work 30 hours a week for at least 10 weeks. Stipends are available. Oceana accepts interns who receive academic credit for their internship. Ocean policy and science experience not required. Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students are all encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Send your cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to: resumes@oceana.org SUBJECT: Policy and Campaign Intern, by fax (202) 833-2070, or to the following address: Oceana, ATTN: Policy and Campaign Intern, 2501 M Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20037

Department: Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Program Dates and Duration: not mentioned

Stipend: Stipends are available.

Deadline: no deadline mentioned ~ Click here to go to opportunity

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