Job Opening: Roger Arliner Young Marine Conservation Fellow

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
DEPARTMENT: Communications
REPORTS TO: Communications Leadership
DURATION: Full-time

Learn More About the Position:
Ocean Conservancy’s Communications department wants a storyteller to join our team and help build a shared narrative around our ocean experiences by knitting together experiences from diverse racial, cultural and spatial perspectives to emphasize the importance of seeking solutions, learning from failure and working together to conserve our ocean and the people and communities that depend on it. We would welcome a Ray Fellow to bring his/her unique perspective to telling stories—at least eight over the course of a year—through authentic, heartfelt, high-quality words, photos, videos and audio that we will share broadly across Ocean Conservancy’s channels and potentially third-party platforms with a byline. You will have the opportunity to meet, interview and immerse yourself in the lives of ocean advocates from across our critical program areas: ocean acidification, ocean planning, trash free seas, Arctic, Gulf restoration and fish conservation. In addition to gaining invaluable work experience, you will be mentored by Ocean Conservancy’s Communications team to hone your skills in media monitoring, pitching stories, building communication strategies and building powerful narratives that stick. You will also have several opportunities to network with other NGO partners, participate in sessions with external decision-makers, offer creative solutions and contribute to conservation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Journalism, public relations majors preferred
  • Passionate storyteller
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed
  • Results-oriented 


Bachelor’s Degree with a graduation date between June 2016 and June 2017.


Applications must be submitted to the RAY Marine Conservation Fellowship no later than April 1, 2017. Interested applicants should attach their resume, letter of support and two essay responses. Transcripts are not required but will be accepted. Applications can be submitted here.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Ocean Conservancy is continually seeking to diversify its staff, particularly to broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.

Ocean Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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