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Constituent and Legislative Affairs Internship

Posted on: 01/31/2019

Summary / Description

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries conducts outreach with members of Congress and constituent groups on key issues, such as marine conservation, recreational opportunities and maritime heritage. Our office is currently accepting nominations from communities for possible new national marine sanctuaries. Two of these nominated sites have been identified by NOAA for possible designation under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. We are looking for motivated self-starters who enjoy both independent and collaborative work. As a volunteer intern, you will work on a variety of projects focusing on media outreach and public engagement. While based at our headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland (easily accessible on the Metro Red Line) outside of Washington, DC, you will be encouraged to attend marine conservation events, lectures, conferences and receptions that provide fantastic net-working opportunities for your career development.


Skills Required

We are looking for motivated self-starters who enjoy both independent and collaborative work (either undergraduates or graduates). The ideal candidate for this position will possess a strong academic background and the desire to immerse oneself in the world of marine communications and the internal workings of a federal office. The ability to write “stories” suitable for a public audience is a must.


Silver Spring, MD

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Grace Bottitta-Williamson
Number of Slots Available:
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NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources, in direct support of NOS priorities, offices, and customers, and to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
1305 East West Highway, Rm 8110
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (240) 533-0300 / Fax: (301) 713-4353
Email: nccos.webcontent@noaa.gov

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