Summer 2018 Communications Intern; Marine Conservation Institute

Job Title: 
Summer 2018 Communications Intern

Reports to: The Communications Coordinator and Executive Assistant Location: Seattle, WA Period: 3 months beginning June 2018



Marine Conservation Institute’s internship program provides motivated and academically-promising students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a real‐world arena. During their internship, students work closely with staff on cutting edge issues in marine conservation biology and ocean policy. Most of our internships are geared towards graduate students or students who have recently completed graduate degrees, although there are occasionally opportunities for undergraduates to work with us as well.

For internship positions, we seek individuals with excellent communication skills and knowledge or experience in marine science and policy. They should share our commitment to protecting marine life and have a demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision.



Based in our Seattle headquarters, the Communications Intern has the opportunity to work closely with our Communications Coordinator to gain important skills in conservation communications. They will help write, schedule, and manage communications including: social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), blogs, press releases, action alerts, Daily News Clips, and newsletters. Interns also have the opportunity to contribute pieces to the Institute’s well-regarded blog On The Tide.



Internship activities may include:

  • Writing and scheduling Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram posts through Hootsuite.
  • Creating and formatting monthly and quarterly newsletters in MailChimp.
  • Proofreading internal and external communications.
  • Writing and scheduling blog posts in WordPress. 
  • Preparing outreach materials, including graphics, for our initiatives and campaigns.



This internship is part-time (10-15 hours/week) on a volunteer basis. No benefits or relocation costs are provided. Standard holidays falling during the internship term will be observed. If possible, we will assist with obtaining academic credit for the internship. It is the intern’s responsibility to negotiate this relationship with their institution and verify that the internship experience meets academic credit requirements.


Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting April 25, 2018, with an intended early June 2018 start date. Please reference the internship title and your name in the subject line. To apply, please e-mail the following materials to internships [at]

  • A cover letter detailing your interests, experience, goals and availability.
  • A résumé, including relevant coursework and experience.
  • A list of 3 references.
  • Relevant communication pieces or links to your content online.

Please no calls. Marine Conservation Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


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