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2018 Stanback Internship - Marine National Monument Supporter Campaign

2018 Stanback Internship - Marine National Monument Supporter Campaign

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Oceans Program [312000]

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NRDC is a leading nonprofit membership organization that has been marshaling science and the law to protect the environment and public health since 1970. Our more than 3 million members and activists reside in each of the United States and in the District of Columbia. NRDC employs over 500 scientists, lawyers, economists, media specialists, policy analysts, and administrators worldwide to ensure the rights of all people to air, water, and the wild. Within each of NRDC’s program areas – climate and clean energy, healthy people and thriving communities, nature, and international – experts pursue cutting-edge litigation, lobbying, scientific research, and broad-reaching public education. For over 40 years, NRDC has played a central role in crafting, implementing, enforcing, and defending virtually all of the nation’s environmental laws. Reviving the world’s oceans is a top NRDC priority.


America’s five marine national monuments conserve biodiversity; create jobs and generate economic revenue through ecotourism and enhancement of local fisheries; and provide for greater ocean resilience in the face of climate change. NRDC helped establish federal protections for many of these natural treasures and is now vigorously defending them from the Administration’s proposed rollbacks.


  • Review and analyze the effectiveness of the various nonprofit structures which have been created to build grassroots/ community support for national parks, monuments, and refuges
  • Research other ways that grassroots/community and political support has been increased for protected areas, particularly marine, following designations
  • Based on this research and analysis, design a support campaign for the newly-created Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
  • May assist other Oceans Team staff with research, comments, and letters on a wide range of ocean issues from fisheries management in the U.S. and China, to high seas governance and regional ocean planning


  • Strong research skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work effectively without extensive supervision
  • Close attention to detail
  • A demonstrated interest in public policy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • An interest in ocean conservation a plus

Stanback Positions are only available to current or enrolled Duke University student for September 2018


NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.  We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


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