Intern (Spring & Summer) Paid

Ocean Conservancy - Washington, DC



DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Conservation Programs or Science, Communications, Digital or Government Relations

REPORTS TO: Contingent upon department

STATUS: 20-40 Hours per Week, Paid

(10-12 weeks starting as early as April - summer)




Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest challenges. Together with our partners, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.



 Assist a program or department of Ocean Conservancy to carry out our conservation mission and gain valuable experience and exposure to the marine conservation world.



  • Conduct research on program priorities or initiatives as directed by program staff – could include legislative research, media analyses, and analyses of a variety of conservation topics.
  • Develop materials such as summaries, research papers, blog drafts, talking points, media summaries as directed by program staff.
  • Act as a liaison with other Ocean Conservancy programs and departments and keep team members apprised of project activities.
  • Attend external (remote) events, speaking engagements, webinars related to Ocean Conservancy’s priority programs and provide updates back to program and departmental staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, such as environmental sciences, marine conservation, political science, and communications or similar.
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in conservation and nonprofit organizations is required.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to complete work in a thorough and professional manner; attention to detail. Strong communication and organization skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks from a variety of staff simultaneously with minimum supervision.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft office; ability to work remotely.


Ocean Conservancy is an equal employment opportunity employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Posted On: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Compensation: $25.00 hourly

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