Ocean Conservancy Legal Internship

Would you like to gain experience working with and in relation to legislative and federal issues related to marine conservation? We are currently looking for an intern for spring 2019 within our Department of Government Relations. This is a 3-month paid internship (January – May); Work 20 to 40 hours per week. The intern conducts research and analyzes applicable laws, regulations and policies related to oceans protection and management to support the work of the program. The articling student will also monitor legislative changes and trends, draft legal memos and help provide legal advice to the organization as a whole. Ocean Conservancy continues to accept applications for spring, summer and fall internships for the government relations team in Washington, DC. Applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate students. Ocean Conservancy`s legal program provides expertise to ensure the development and implementation of effective policies to protect marine ecosystems. Ocean Conservancy`s strong legal expertise has ensured significant protection of fish and marine animals. Apply for the position: If you think you have what it takes to join the Ocean Conservancy team, please send a cover letter outlining your qualifications and skills with your resume to: jobs@oceanconservancy.org and note „GR Spring Intern #18-17“ in the subject line. Explanation: The ocean is at the heart of the most important food, energy and resource issues of our time. Ocean Conservancy is committed to providing science-based solutions to ocean conservation challenges and works with partners to strengthen ocean health for future generations. We mobilize citizen representatives to facilitate change, and we are committed to supporting efforts that benefit the people who depend on the ocean for food, jobs and recreation.

Ocean Conservancy shapes the political agenda for the ocean, making informed decisions that preserve our planet and improve life. Please also check the job boards of these organizations: Seven Seas Media, Open Channels, Ocean Careers (COSEE), American Fisheries Society, Marine Conservation Institute and ClimateBase. Conduct legislative and legal research on a variety of topics as required. The lawyer can expect to work on or advance projects to improve Ocean Conservancy`s legal team. The articling student will gain hands-on in-house consulting and policy experience in a non-profit environmental law department. Ocean Conservancy offers a variety of internships throughout the year to train the next generation of marine conservationists. We are currently seeking an articling student as Memorial Legal Intern Dana Wolfe in the summer of 2023. This is a 40-hour-per-week work term for prospective second- or third-year law students of approximately 10 to 12 weeks. Interns may work out of Ocean Conservancy`s offices in St. Petersburg, Florida, or Anchorage, Alaska, or certain states.

This position allows the articling student to gain extensive experience in environmental law and maritime law. The work will focus on marine conservation issues at the national level and will include programmatic topics such as water quality regulation, interventions in marine litter, offshore wind, offshore oil and gas, climate change, fish conservation, or the protection of the Arctic Ocean or Florida`s environment. Dana Wolfe exemplified the hard work, dedication and dedication to Ocean Conservancy during her tenure as an integral member of our legal team (2005-2013). After his death in 2013, Ocean Conservancy created an internship in his memory. At Schmidt Marine, we created the Ocean Job Board to advance marine conservation by facilitating access to community job opportunities. Job Posting: oceanconservancy.org/job/government-relations-spring-intern/ The Board of Directors provides a direct link to the career pages of marine organizations and is updated as jobs become available or eliminated. The use is free and all applications go directly to the hiring organization. Handle logistics for special functions and carry out other special projects and activities as required. Ocean Conservancy is committed to equity in its pay practices and publishes planned hiring ranges for each of its positions.

The hiring rate of $25 per hour, which matches the candidate`s specialized skills, years of experience, location and unique background. We are open to market feedback and would appreciate it if we could get in touch with potential candidates whose salary requirements may be outside the expected hiring range. Professional skills and understanding of Microsoft Office suites. Please attach your cover letter and CV to your application. We encourage candidates who have a diverse level and a range of relevant skills and experience to apply. A 100% match is not required. We want to support our employees` career growth and, in turn, our employees help Ocean Conservancy become a stronger, more inclusive organization. Applicants must be enrolled in a higher education program or have obtained a university degree. ability to meet deadlines and complete work thoroughly and professionally; Attention to detail.

Strong communication and organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks of a variety of employees simultaneously with minimal supervision. Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Helps the communications team engage our constituency to advance our legislative objectives. Strives to keep the Department of Government Relations informed of legislative and federal affairs affecting the organization. Ocean Conservancy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected status of veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Liaise with other Ocean Conservancy programs and departments, keeping the organization informed of government relations activities and priorities. Participate in legislative hearings, meetings, mark-ups and press conferences to report on actions taken. How to Apply: To apply, please submit an expression of interest, curriculum vitae and three references to: Government Relations: [email protected] Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation.

Gender identity or veteran status. Ocean Conservancy is constantly striving to diversify its workforce, especially to expand opportunities for people from historically underrepresented demographics in science and conservation. OCEAN CONSERVANCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Basic knowledge of the federal legislative process and the activities of not-for-profit interest groups is required. Analyze legislation, prepare legislative fact sheets and correspondence, prepare lobbying kits and backgrounders, and respond to inquiries. Assist the Department of Government Relations in significantly advancing the organization`s legislative and advocacy agenda. They must demonstrate their full vaccination status or regularly undergo masks and testing as a condition of employment at Ocean Conservancy meetings, rallies, and offices. You can request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you think you are a good candidate for the position and would like to join the Ocean Conservancy team, please apply here.

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