Communications Intern | Oceana

Communications Intern

Calling all ocean lovers: Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring abundance to the world’s oceans? Then, this might be the perfect opportunity for you. Oceana is looking for an organized and enthusiastic Communications Intern to join our Global Marketing and Communications team.

The Communications Intern is responsible for tracking and circulating Oceana’s media coverage in the United States and internationally, conducting research, building media lists, and drafting and editing materials. The intern ultimately helps Oceana’s communications team achieve their goals of increasing public awareness of Oceana and raising its profile among key audiences.

This position requires a strong communicator who is detail-oriented, team-oriented, organized, interested in conservation issues, and familiar with news organizations. Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires strong multi-tasking skills and a customer service attitude.

Strong candidates for this position will be recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or related field. The Communications Intern reports to Oceana’s International Communications Manager. This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and based in Washington, DC.

Oceana is the world’s largest advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. With more than 300 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, oil and plastic pollution, and the killing of threatened species like turtles, whales, and sharks, Oceana’s campaigns are delivering results.

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.

Oceana’s U.S. offices operate on a hybrid schedule and staff are required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday.