Job Opening: Dana Wolfe Legal Internship

LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL.
DURATION: Full-time

Learn More About the Department/Program:
Dana Wolfe epitomized hard work, dedication and commitment to Ocean Conservancy during her time as an integral part of our legal team (January 2005 until August 2013). Following her death in 2013, Ocean Conservancy established an internship in her memory.

Learn More About the Position:
This is a 36-40 hour per week paid internship spanning approximately 10 to 12 weeks. The pay rate is $10 per hour, accompanied by an $1,800 monetary award at the conclusion of the internship. The assignment will be based in an Ocean Conservancy office in St. Petersburg, FL. Ocean Conservancy’s legal affairs program provides expertise to ensure the development and implementation of effective policies focused on protecting ocean ecosystems. Ocean Conservancy’s strong legal expertise has resulted in meaningful protections for fish and marine wildlife. This position will provide the legal intern with a broad array of experience on environmental and marine legal issues, including fishery management law. The intern will research and analyze applicable ocean conservation and management laws, regulations, and policies to support program work. The intern will also track legislative changes and trends, draft legal memos, and aid in the legal guidance of the organization as a whole. The legal intern can expect to work on or drive projects designed to enhance the Ocean Conservancy legal team. The intern will obtain practical in-house counsel experience within a non-profit environmental legal department and will work on various programmatic topics, such as fish conservation, Gulf of Mexico restoration, ocean acidification, and Arctic protection.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited law school pursuing a juris doctor degree. Ideal candidates are able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision and be able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. The preferred candidate is detail oriented, creative, articulate, personable, and self-confident with good interpersonal, organizational, researching, and communication skills. Working effectively as part of a team and the ability to prioritize and multitask are critical to success. Candidates must be dependable and reliable in meeting target deliverables according to schedule and expectations. Candidates should have excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills, along with experience in MS Excel, MS Word, and Outlook applications.


If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy's team, please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities along with your resume to: jobs@oceanconservancy.org and note "Dana Wolfe Legal Internship" in the subject line.

Ocean Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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