Oceana Internship (fwd)
- Oceana Science/Protected Species Internship- Summer 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Oceana is working to convince the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, regional fishery councils, state governments, and international entities to take proactive measures to restore and sustain marine mammal and sea turtle populations.
We are seeking motivated individuals to be science interns in our Washington, D.C. office. Oceana science interns will work closely with professional staff and assist the science team with their substantive work in support of these advocacy efforts. The successful applicant(s) will spend a considerable portion of their time undertaking research and writing projects related to protected species issues. There will be opportunities to accompany staff to Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, and network with other ocean advocates.
The ideal candidates should possess:
âº Bachelorâs or Masterâs degree in biology or marine science
âº A good understanding of US marine fisheries management through education and/or experience
âº Knowledge of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act
âº Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
âº Ability to work effectively in a team effort
âº Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
âº Ability to work independently on discrete projects
âº A strong interest in environmental issues
âº GIS proficiency is a plus
Oceana prefers that science interns be available to work 30 hours a week for 3-6 months. Stipends are available. Oceana accepts science interns who receive academic credit for their internship. Both recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Please submit your cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and a brief description of your interests to Oceana, Inc., via e-mail (resumes@...) subject line: Science Internship; fax (202-833-2070) or mail 2501 M Street, NW â Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. Applications are continuously accepted.
Elizabeth Griffin| Marine Wildlife Scientist
| Protecting the World's Oceans
2501 M Street NW, Suite 300 | Washington, DC 20037 USA
T +1.202.467.1913 | F +1.202.833.2070 | C +1.202.271.5645
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