Communications Intern - Oceana

Communications Intern

Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the world’s oceans? Oceana is seeking a communications intern to join its Global Marketing and Communications team. Come join a dedicated group of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population. Ocean conservation is not only critical to reducing the impacts of climate change, but also to saving the livelihoods of fishers, their families, and their communities.

The communications intern is responsible for tracking Oceana’s international media coverage, conducting research, drafting and editing materials, pitching news stories, and tracking/summarizing media coverage. 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 college students or 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.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is working to restore the resilience, diversity, and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.

We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-quarter of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.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.

Note: Oceana requires all employees to provide proof of vaccination against Covid. Accommodation for new hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may contact Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.

Oceana’s U.S. offices have operated on a hybrid schedule and staff have been 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. Oceana continually evaluates safety protocols and updates our practices on an ongoing basis based on the CDC community level color coding system of green, yellow and red.