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Recreation and Tourism Intern

Posted on: 01/31/2019

Summary / Description

As an intern, you will work with the Communications Team to implement NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries mission and enhance visibility of responsible recreation opportunities in national marine sanctuaries. Relevant support tasks will include, but are not limited to, development of topical factsheets and articles for various audiences, outreach to travel bloggers and convention and visitors bureaus, and attendance at agency meetings. This is an exciting way to explore and share opportunities on what national marine sanctuaries offer to outdoor recreation and ecotourism enthusiasts and businesses, and assist in ensuring that ONMS place-based conservation efforts are recognized and publicized in local and interagency arenas. Competitive candidates will have good communication skills and an interest in parks and recreation management, tourism development, or marine affairs.

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" or marketing materials suitable for a public audience is a must.

Please include a pertinent and creative writing sample/marketing product suitable for a public audience in your application materials.


Silver Spring, MD

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Grace Bottitta-Williamson
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