Ocean Conservancy Are Hiring a Government Relations Summer 2020 Intern

Position Summary

Assists the Government Relations Department to significantly advance the organization’s legislative and grassroots advocacy agenda.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works to keep the Government Relations Department fully apprised of action on legislative and federal agency issues of importance to the organization.
  • Acts as a liaison with other Ocean Conservancy programs and departments and keeps the organization apprised of Government Relations activities and priorities.
  • Attends legislative hearings, meetings, mark-ups and press conferences for the purpose of reporting on actions.
  • Analyzes legislation, drafts legislative fact sheets and correspondence, prepares lobbying packets and briefing materials, responds to requests for information.
  • Performs legislative and legal research on varying subjects, as assigned.
  • Assists Communications team in engaging our constituency to advance our legislative goals.
  • Handles logistics for special functions and conducts other special projects and activities, as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Candidates must be enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a college degree program.
  • Basic knowledge of federal legislative process and the operations of not for profit advocacy organizations is required.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to complete work in a thorough and professional manner; attention to detail. Strong communication and organization skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks from a variety of staff simultaneously with minimum supervision.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft office.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

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