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Position Announcement | Communications Assistant

July 1, 2021
Orange coral underwater. Text: New Position Opening Communications Assistant.

Are you interested in exploring how ocean science and policy overlap? Do you want to help build tangible solutions for challenges facing our oceans? If so, we invite you to apply for a Communications Assistant (CA) position. We are looking for a Stanford University student to support with general communications, social media, and outreach and engagement related to ocean science and policy.

The CA will primarily provide communications support on COS’ core initiatives, including Oceans & Food, Managing Ocean Risk, Small-Scale Fisheries & Tech, Sustainable Ocean Economies, and Addressing Illegal Fishing and Labor Abuses. This position is an exciting opportunity to work with an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers on pressing questions while honing research and communications skills. Work will be conducted mostly under the supervision of the COS Communications Manager.

This position requires a commitment ranging from 12–20 hours per week—depending on candidate availability—beginning at the start of Stanford’s 2021 autumn quarter, with a possibility for extension into future quarters. Anticipated compensation starts at $19/hour and will vary depending on experience. As this position involves connecting with international communities, some limited early evening or morning hours may be necessary. The work will be completed remotely, following Stanford’s current guidance.

To Apply

Please email the following materials to and include “COS Communications Assistant Application” in the email subject line.

  1. Letter of interest providing background on your experience and applicable skills
  2. Resume or CV outlining your education and professional experience
  3. Contact information for three references


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on August 9, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.


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Contact Information

For Media Inquiries:

COS Communications at