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Fisheries Intern — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Oceana

Job Title:  Fisheries Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Full Time – monthly stipend

Application Deadline: Rolling

Position Dates: Minimum of 3 months for Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer

Posted On: Sep. 18, 2012

Organization Overview

Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists work closely with our teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.


Oceana seeks a seafood intern to work with our campaign manager to provide credible research and polished writing regarding the U.S. seafood supply, illegal fishing, global fisheries biology and economics, in addition to other topics as needed. Candidates should have a strong background in both communication and quantitative skills such as working with spreadsheets and scientific literature reviews. Intern may also assist with logistics, interviews and making cold calls as part of their research. Ideal candidates will also be able to make maps, evaluate images for artistic value, and show cross-cultural sensitivity in working with international collaborators.


        Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, especially in Biology, Geography, Economics, International affairs
  • Demonstrated interest in seafood, fisheries, or the environmental field
  • International or cross-cultural experience
  • Organized working style and attention to detail
  • Adaptable to changing plans in a dynamic work environment

       Preferred but not required:

  • Artistic eye and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Mapmaking experience with ArcGIS
  • Restaurant or food service experience
  • Spanish language ability

How to Apply

Applications are rolling and reviewed periodically. Be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample, please highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position and include the dates you are available.

Send your cover letter and resume by e-mail to, SUBJECT LINE: Seafood Internship; fax  202-833-2070 or mail: Oceana, ATTN: Seafood Intern Resumes, 2501 M Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20037. No phone calls please. EOE

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