Employment Opportunity: U.S. Communications Intern | Oceana
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U.S. Communications Intern

General Summary

OCEANA is an international organization which focuses solely on oceans, and conducts scientific, fact-based campaigns with fixed goals and deadlines. These campaigns are led by teams of scientists, economists, lawyers, communicators and advocates to restore and protect the world's oceans. Oceana is seeking a U.S. Communications Intern for its Washington, D.C. office. This person will be responsible for researching campaign issues, drafting blog posts, editing reports and tracking/summarizing media coverage of our campaigns. The position requires someone who is detail-oriented, team-oriented, organized, interested in conservation issues and familiar with news organizations.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:

  • Tracking, formatting, entering and summarizing media coverage for Oceana's U.S. campaigns
  •     Assisting with quarterly reports to Oceana’s executive team and board members 
  •      Drafting and editing blog posts, op-eds and letters-to-the-editor by Oceana experts on various campaign issues
  •      Maintaining and updating media contact lists
  •     Issue research
  •     Photo and video support
  •     Administrative duties

Job Requirements

Education and work experience:

  • College student or recent graduate
  • Similar work experience is preferred, but not required  

Skills and knowledge:

  •      Strong writing and communications skills
  •        Journalism or media relations experience is a plus, but not required
  •      Motivated, self-starter who takes initiative in completing tasks
  •       Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  •       Familiarity with Meltwater (media tracking software) is a plus, but not required
  •        Knowledge of environmental issues preferred
  •       Oceana prefers that interns be available to work 30 to 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. This is an unpaid internship. Oceana accepts interns who receive academic credit for their internship. College students, recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply. 

To Apply: Please attach a copy of your cover letter to your resume and include a writing sample.

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.

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