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Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC
Department: Policy


Oceana seeks a Policy Intern to work closely with the policy team in support of its advocacy work. The intern will assist on a variety of projects including writing, editing and researching. There may be opportunities to accompany staff to Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, and network with other ocean advocates.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master's preferred
  • Political knowledge or experience, at local or federal level
  • Excellent research, writing, and phone/email communication skills
  • Great computer skills and experience managing databases
  • Ability to work effectively in a team effort
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
  • Ability to work independently on discrete projects
  • Knowledge and interest in environmental and ocean issues
  • Strong attention to detail

Oceana prefers that interns be available to work 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. This is a paid internship. Oceana accepts interns who receive academic credit for their internship. Both recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply. 

How to apply: 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed periodically. Our internships do not always align with the academic calendar. Be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and please highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position. Also include the dates you are available.