Field Team Intern

  • Oceana
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Aug 29, 2018
Internship- Paid Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Energy Environmental Protection Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

General Summary

Based in Oceana’s HQ office in Washington, D.C., the Field Intern will work closely with all members of Oceana’s field team, in particular the Field Campaigns Manager for the East Coast, to support the campaigns we work on, and do administrative work for Oceana’s Field Team. While this position requires engagement on any of the campaigns that the Field Team is actively working on, there will be a special focus on Oceana’s Climate & Energy Campaign to stop the expansion of offshore drilling. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the political climate around offshore drilling and staying on top of new developments.
  • Conduct research as needed.
  • Develop content and help maintain field team/regional social media accounts.
  • Draft communications materials such as op-eds, letters to the editor, and memos.
  • Assist with data entry, reporting, and maintenance using our Salesforce CRM database.
  • Assist with administrative tasks that include but are not limited to: expense reporting, media tracking, mailing packages and other correspondence, placing orders for campaign materials.
  • Provide support for the Field Campaigns Manager and Campaign Organizers, as needed. 

Job Requirements

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (ideally in a related field, but not required).
  • General understanding of ocean issues and conservation policy, especially as they relate to climate change and energy.
  • Experience using Salesforce, or other CRMs.
  • Demonstrated interest in organizing as a way to build power and reach goals. 

Skills and knowledge:

  • Strong writing skills, particularly the ability synthesize complex scientific information into simple, publicly digestible material.
  • The ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks at once.
  • Must be comfortable taking on new projects and working under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.   
  • Strong people skills for outreach and coalition building.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Self-starter with creative reasoning.
  • Occasional travel to support field events and flexibility to occasionally work late hours or on weekends may be required.

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