Join the Team! Communications Intern Needed

December 2, 2015  | By Shoal Creek Conservancy

Are you interested in conservation and being a part of the exciting changes happening in our city? We are looking for a communications intern with strong writing skills and a basic understanding of communication strategies. Interested? Email us your resume and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

Description: Shoal Creek Conservancy seeks an intern with strong writing skills and knowledge and understanding of communications strategies, the digital media landscape, including various social media websites, and graphic design. The intern will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and administer marketing and communications campaigns for the Conservancy. The position is available to undergraduate or graduate as well as recent graduates.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and executive monthly social media campaigns
  • Monitor and evaluate social media effectiveness
  • Maintain and update the Shoal Creek Conservancy website
  • Research and develop ways to improve engagement and site traffic
  • Draft monthly e-newsletter to send to Shoal Creek supporters
  • Promote fundraising events, volunteer opportunities, work days and programming and other events in coordination with the Programming Intern and the Executive Director
  • Assist with the development of marketing materials, such as membership direct mail pieces, decals and bumper stickers
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop the Conservancy enterprise activities
  • Develop list of local media contacts
  • Draft media releases and organize media events as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with Word Press
  • Direct experience working with social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Graphic design experience and proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Preferably a marketing, communications, journalism or Public Relations major
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects
  • Enthusiasm for the Conservancy’s mission

Start Date:            Position open until filled, requires a minimum semester/summer commitment

Hours:                     Recommended at least 15 hours a week, preferably 2-3 times a week in the office

Stipend:                 $1,000 per semester/summer

 To Apply:               Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in the Conservancy.