Deadline:April 13, 2012
Working out of our DC office, policy interns have the opportunity to work closely with our policy staff to gain important skills in conservation advocacy. Previous policy interns have had the opportunity to assist with establishing National Monuments and our National Marine Sanctuaries Reauthorization efforts. Specific responsibilities include: conducting research on US marine policy; setting up lobbying appointments with congressional staffers; accompanying Marine Conservation Institute staff on visits to the Hill/agencies and keeping records of visits; staying abreast of and briefing staff on marine conservation news; preparing educational materials and fact sheets; and providing administrative support (answering phones, filing, purchasing office supplies, opening & distributing mail, computer troubleshooting, etc.).