COL Policy Intern

Consortium for Ocean Leadership Washington, District of Columbia
Deadline 07/20/2018
Job Type Internship

The policy internship is designed to further professional development for current or recently-graduated students through work with COL’s Public Affairs team. The intern learns about the federal legislative process and becomes more familiar with current science and ocean policy issues. He/she is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on relevant bills and legislative hearings; contributing to the policy section of the weekly newsletter; developing information for congressional members and committees; attending hearings and briefings on behalf of COL; maintaining sections of our website; and pursuing other items on COL’s policy agenda. The intern may also have the opportunity to work on projects with other departments and on a variety of educational initiatives.

Preference is given to students in good standing at a COL member institution; therefore it is recommended that interested students seek out support for their application from their university’s COL representative via a sponsorship letter. 

The intern will be paid an hourly rate of $12.50 and will be eligible for certain benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as holiday pay, accrued sick leave, retirement plan participation and a commuting subsidy.

Internships will run for approximately one year, starting in August/September (specific start and end dates are flexible). The deadline for applications is July 19. Individuals who gain interest after the application deadline should contact to inquire about availability.


Interested applicants should provide a writing sample (less than three pages), a cover letter, a C.V. or resume, and a letter of recommendation (or sponsorship letter if applying from a COL member institution) from a university representative or faculty member and send them to  Incomplete application packages won’t be considered. Sponsorship and recommendation letters may be sent directly from the reference.

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