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The Ocean Conservation East Coast Intern Position

Date inactive: 1/1/2013

Name Of Requesting Organization: Ocean Champions

Street Address: 17527 Nassau Commons Blvd. #203, Lewes, DE 19958

Website: oceanchampions.org

Contact Person: Mike Dunmyer

Description Of Internship:  The Ocean Conservation East Coast Intern Position is a paid internship, designed to introduce college-level individuals to working in the non-profit political sector of ocean conservation. The intern will be exposed to a broad range of work, including electoral and legislative work in support of Ocean Champions mission. This work will focus on: 1. Promoting the Ocean Champions brand and building the activist base by communicating through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. 2. Writing and publishing blogs on ocean and electoral issues. 3. Driving advocacy by assisting with development of web page and email blast content. 4. Research for and development of position papers and other critical media for use in campaigns to move and pass critical ocean-focused legislation. 5. Research regarding key Congressional districts, relevant races and candidates. 6. Monitoring and reporting progress around Ocean Champions priority legislation, to include engaging other ocean-focused non profits collaborating on these issues. 7. Increasing organizational revenue prospects by identifying and researching potential major donors. 8. If feasible and on an exception basis, attend and report on ocean-focused hearings on Capitol Hill.

Qualifications: Qualifications and Expectations: 1. Minimum commitment of 10 hours per week in Ocean Champions Delaware office and/or from home 2. Insatiable curiosity about ocean and environmental issues, political systems, legislative processes, and campaign development 3. Excellent research, writing, communications and analytical skills 4. Mastery of social media culture and best practices for building engaged, active followers and leveraging influence. 5. Excellent interpersonal skills 6. Technical proficiency with working knowledge of internet research tools.

Rate Of Pay: TBD

Application Procedures: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email or fax to the Executive Director of Ocean Champions, Mike Dunmyer: mike@oceanchampions.org Fax: 703-229-4103