Ocean Policy Associates needed

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
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Earth Law Center (ELC) is a 501c3 non-profit seeking an Ocean Policy Associates. Earth Law Center works to transform the law to recognize and protect nature’s inherent rights to exist, thrive and evolve. Through this work, we envision a future in which humans and nature flourish together.

ELC’s Ocean Rights Program aims to not only establish protection for coastal communities and marine ecosystems, but to ensure these areas are fully protected and effectively managed. ELC’s objectives to ensure this outcome include:

Objective 1: Creating a holistic and ocean rights-based model legislation for ocean law and policy.

Objective 2: Establishing marine protected areas and sanctuaries, and securing legal rights for these areas.

Objective 3: Passing rights of nature laws in coastal communities, focusing on sustainability and proactive management.

Objective 4: Ensuring international treaty laws reflect the inherent rights of the ocean (such as through the Marine Biodiversity Treaty for the High Seas and Beyond, currently under negotiation).


  • Help research and write final version of Earth Law Framework for Marine Protected Areas for launch at Earth X in April.
  • Assist in the creation and development of Campaigns, specifically legal rights for the Patagonian Sea. This includes research, strategic planning and outreach
  • Develop and execute ocean program goals, strategies and activities
  • This role will be remote (if based in New York, Denver or Spokane, face to face meetings with ELC staff possible)
  • Minimum 20 hours per week to start immediately; end date open to discussion
  • This is an unpaid position

Preferred Candidate

Degree, experience and/or expertise in environmental law and policy; Experience researching and analyzing law and policy; Ability to manage projects and deadlines remotely; Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.


  • Legal (General)
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Public Advocacy
  • Paralegal
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Advocacy

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Minimum 20 hours per week to start immediately

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