Science and Knowledge Management Intern

  • Oceana
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • Oct 08, 2016
Full time Administrative/Environmental Support Advocacy Biology/Ecology

Job Description

General Summary
Oceana seeks an intern with experience in information management and a passion for the oceans.  The intern will help develop new and more efficient ways of collaborating and sharing knowledge and expertise among our 8 international offices and 40+ scientific staff.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Functions:
The intern will work with the Deputy Chief Scientist to identify and implement information collection, management and communication initiatives in support of Oceana’s scientific community. 
Job Requirements
Education and work experience:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in marine or library sciences, or a related field
Experience with assembling, curating and organizing data and resources
Familiarity with citation managers (e.g., EndNote, Zotero), library software systems (e.g., Springshare Libquides, Presto) and/or collaborative tools (e.g., Slack, Vivo, SalesForce)
Experience with the creation or implementation of knowledge management systems and/or web and database development is preferred

Skills and knowledge:
Demonstrated interest in the oceans or the environment
Organized working style and attention to detail
Adaptable to changing plans in a dynamic work environment
Science communication expertise is preferred
Oceana Interns are required to manage the front lobby which includes greeting guests, answering phones, accepting packages and other duties as assigned.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Internships are paid, full-time in our Washington, DC office for a minimum of three months. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed periodically. Our internships do not always align with the academic calendar. 

Please be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position. Please also include the dates you are available.

Job Level

Entry-level, Intern (Paid)