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International Coastal Cleanup Macomber Intern


Caroline Morgan Macomber epitomized generosity, hard work and commitment; serving on Ocean Conservancy’s Board of Directors from September 1998 until September 2005, on its Development and Outreach Committee – always working diligently to expand Ocean Conservancy’s reach and circle of supporters within her large network of friends and contacts. In addition to being an avid sailor, coastal conservationist, and marine adventurer, Caroline had a keen interest in helping to develop the educational and career paths of young people.  Remembering how Caroline was loved and respected by her fellow Board members, Ocean Conservancy staff and all who knew her, in her memory, the annual Caroline Morgan Macomber Internship for future ocean leaders was established.

This year’s Macomber Internship will be offered as an opportunity to work in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) team.

Applicants should have an interest in environmental science and conservation; outreach and education; as well as volunteerism and event planning.  The majority of this role will involve assisting in the design, planning, outreach and implementation of the International Coastal Cleanup event in Washington, DC hosted by Ocean Conservancy. Additionally this intern will provide general ICC and ocean trash education support.

Responsibilities include:

  • Outreach to volunteers and volunteer coordinators,
  • Event planning and logistics,
  • Researching new avenues for public outreach,
  • Handling incoming email,
  • Entering beach cleanup data, and
  • Other projects as assigned.

The successful candidate will be hardworking and proactive, organized, and comfortable making cold calls and emails.  This internship provides an opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals on an important part of the solution for trash free seas. The intern will be exposed to the variety of responsibilities E-NGO staff members take on. They will have the opportunity to take initiative and leadership through ICC event planning, coordinating communication, and public outreach. They will also learn about data compilation and analysis while assisting in the ICC data entry and reporting processes.

This is a full time, temporary paid internship lasting for 90 days.  We prefer to start someone in August, but are also ok with a September start date. The hours will fluctuate between 32-40 per week; but will be mostly Monday through Friday day work.


Apply for this position:

If you are detail-oriented, self-motivated, want to make a difference in the world and thrive in a fast-paced team environment, we’d love to hear from you. Please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities, along with your resume to and note “International Coastal Cleanup Intern” in the subject line.



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.

  • Washington, DC
  • Trash Free Seas
Reports To
  • Outreach Manager, International Coastal Cleanup
  • Full Time

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