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Clean Ocean Energy Internship — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Oceana

Job Title: Clean Ocean Energy Internship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Interns should be able to work 40 hours a week for at least 10 weeks.  This is a paid internship.  Oceana accepts interns who earn academic credit for their internship.

Application Deadline: rolling until filled

Position Dates: spring semester

Organization Overview

Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation.


Oceana seeks a Clean Ocean Energy Intern to assist in developing a strategy for addressing climate issues as they pertain to oceans.  The intern will assist on a variety of projects including writing, editing, researching and possibly policy work. We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2012.


The ideal candidate should possess:

  • At least a BA/BS in policy or environmental sciences. MA student/graduate in policy, environmental sciences or related fields preferred.
  • Knowledge of wind energy, energy efficiency, oil and natural gas development. Applicants should know about electricity generation, and the impacts of fossil fuel consumption.
  • Enthusiasm for ocean conservation.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS and/or Google Earth is a plus.

For this position, Oceana will not accept applicants with less than a completed bachelor’s degree.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed periodically. Our internships do not always align with the academic calendar. Be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and please highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position. Also include the dates you are available.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and a short writing sample (no longer than 2 pages) to Oceana, Inc., via e-mail ( subject line: Clean Ocean Energy Intern and your name; fax (202-833-2070) or mail 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036.  Applications are continuously accepted.

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