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.