Blue Frontier is a small, ocean conservation nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. We work to promote unity and action within the solution-oriented marine conservation community. We seek to further our successful track record of strengthening and expanding the ocean constituency with our work on the Blue Movement Directory, promotion of our 50 Ways to Save the Ocean book, Blue Vision Summits, Ocean Awards and myriad other “seaweed” (marine grassroots) projects. We are looking for intern(s) to help us turn the tide for ocean health.
Blue Vision Summit 6 Internship
Blue Frontier is looking for intern(s) who can commit to a minimum of 16 hours of work per week. The person(s) in this position will be helping us to coordinate and plan the Blue Vision Summit May 9-11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. This position will assist with every aspect of the Blue Vision Summit including outreach, communications, organization, design, as well as administrative and fundraising efforts. This is an unpaid internship but a travel stipend is available for interns who are available three or more days a week.
The Blue Vision Summit is an ocean conference bringing hundreds of ocean conservation leaders together every two years to network, build the blue movement and meet with the Administration, Congress and other stakeholders to restore the blue in our red, white and blue. This spring some 500 people from local, regional and national groups, scientists, explorers and others will attend the Summit that will include a Healthy Ocean citizen lobby on Capitol Hill. This is one of the fist ocean themed conferences to take place during the new Trump administration and now, more than ever, we need to work together to protect our blue planet.
The intern(s) reports directly to the Executive Director and Associate Director. The intern(s) may be asked to work on any of the following aspects of the organization, including:
- Helping organize and plan Blue Vision Summit 6;
- Conference organization;
- Working with volunteers and supporters
- Drafting correspondence;
- Creating content for the Blue Frontier website;
- Conducting research and attending meetings;
- Updating our online Blue Movement Directory;
- Other work, as required.
The internship can be tailored to match the skills and interests of the intern.
Essential skills are: professional manner, positive, can-do attitude, attention to detail, strong written and verbal skills, excellent telephone skills, proficiency with Mac computers and Microsoft Office. Our ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter who can take on projects with minimal supervision, meet deadlines, and is very organized. Fundraising, Wordpress/web design, image and video editing, or print design and clerical experience are a plus.
This position is ideal for someone with an interest in marine conservation or environmental issues and policy who is interested in working in the nonprofit sector.
This internship is unpaid. A small stipend is available based on need.
To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to info [at] bluefront.org. Please include “BFC Intern - ” and your last name in the subject line. Please also include your availability.
Application Deadline: Interns are accepted on a rolling basis. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.
Blue Frontier values diversity in the ocean and in its staff. Persons of all backgrounds and persuasions are encouraged to apply.