Climate Change Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Oceana is working to protect the oceans from the duel threats of climate change and ocean acidification. Oceana is currently working to educate about the threats of ocean acidification and climate change and prevent them by advocating for the regulation of global warming pollutants from international shipping, the prevention of expanded offshore drilling, and the development of offshore wind farms.
We are seeking motivated individuals to be science interns in our Washington, D.C. office. Oceana science interns will work closely with the climate change campaign team and assist the science team with their substantive work in support of these advocacy efforts. The successful applicant(s) will spend a considerable portion of their time undertaking research and writing projects related to the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on the oceans. There will be opportunities to accompany staff to Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, and network with other ocean advocates.
The ideal candidates should possess:
- Master's degree in biology, climate or marine science or similar
- A good understanding of climate change and the oceans
- Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
- Ability to work effectively in a team effort
- Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
- Ability to work independently on discrete projects
- A strong interest in environmental issues
- GIS proficiency is a plus
Oceana prefers that protected species interns be available to work 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. Stipends are available. Oceana accepts science interns who receive academic credit for their internship. Both recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Please submit your cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and a brief description of your interests to Oceana, Inc., via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) subject line: Science – Climate Change Internship; fax (202-833-2070) or mail 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036. Applications are continuously accepted.