Destination Marketing/ Communications for Ocean Recreation and Tourism - Volunteer Intern

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Did you know that NOAA's national marine sanctuaries are managed for the conservation of their natural and cultural resources, while supporting sustainable recreation and tourism. We invite you to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team at the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries where you will gain invaluable resume-building experience and an insider's perspective from the nation's leader in ocean conservation and management. As a volunteer intern, you will work with the Communications team to implement NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Travel & Tourism Strategy and enhance visibility of responsible recreation opportunities in national marine sanctuaries.

Support tasks will include (but are not limited to):

  • Development of topical factsheets and articles for various audiences
  • Outreach to travel bloggers and convention and visitors bureaus
  • Exploring connections to the outdoor recreation and ecotourism industries in both public and private sectors
  • Assist in ensuring that ONMS place-based conservation efforts are recognized and publicized in local and interagency arenas

Desired Qualifications:

  • Motivated self-starters who enjoy both independent and collaborative work
  • Competitive candidates will have good communication skills
  • An interest in parks and recreation management, tourism development, or marine affairs

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample that is suitable for a public audience .

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