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Dana Wolfe Legal Intern


Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.


We are currently seeking an intern to participate in our Dana Wolfe Legal Internship Program during summer 2021. This is a 36-40 hour a week paid internship spanning approximately 10 to 12 weeks. The internship will be based in the student’s home office anywhere nationwide, due to Covid-19.

Dana Wolfe epitomized hard work, dedication and commitment to Ocean Conservancy during her time as an integral part of our legal team (2005-2013). Following her death in 2013, Ocean Conservancy created an internship in her memory.

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. Work will focus on marine conservation issues nationwide, and may include programmatic topics such as offshore oil and gas, climate change and ocean acidification, or fish conservation.

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 and policy experience within a nonprofit environmental legal department.


  • 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 Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.


  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited law school pursuing a juris doctor degree.

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and note position title: Dana Wolfe Legal Internship 2021 #21-01 in the subject line.


If you need reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application, interview or some other portion of the selection process, please contact Delmy Lara.

Ocean Conservancy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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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