Communications & Community Engagement Specialist Resource Assistant- HYBRID- Portland, OR

  • Internship
  • Remote

Start Date: February 5, 2024 – September 30, 2024

Compensation: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical insurance provided upon request.

Application Due: October 31, 2023 

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.

You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • a college graduate.

Please Apply Here

Position Description: 

The selected Resource Assistant (RA) will support the Communications & Community Engagement Team of the Pacific Northwest Regional Office. They will assist with creating digital content, such as written and video stories, infographics, social media posts, and audio products that reinforce public safety and responsible use of public lands. 

In addition to this, the Resource Assistant (RA) will provide program support to the team. These duties may include, but are not limited to, helping with event planning for new employee orientations, representing the agency at public events, engaging with youth and people of all ages in conservation education activities, facilitating meetings or training sessions with other RAs and their mentors, coordinating with partners for RA support, and assisting in the onboarding processes for RAs. 

This internship is an immersive professional experience that requires a capable and confident applicant who can effectively manage a diverse portfolio of tasks with the guidance and support of permanent staff members.


  • Collaborate with units across the Pacific Northwest region, including the Regional Office, to gather information and materials for storytelling through video, social media, websites, and other platforms. 
  • Support public engagement event planning and actively engage with the public during these events. 
  • Act as a liaison and provide programmatic support to RAs throughout the region. Assist in creating a safe and inclusive community by planning and hosting virtual and in-person engagements, as well as offering continuous information and support. 
  • Support the team in various projects, including the development of strong record-retention processes while using cloud-based and hard-copy systems to improve file management and sharing.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to independently manage work assignments and effectively communicate updates and challenges.
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a collaborative team.

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

All RAP interns receive Direct Hire Authority (DHA) at the successful conclusion of their internship. DHA status enables an agency to hire, after public notice is given, any qualified applicant. A DHA expedites hiring by eliminating competitive rating and ranking, veterans’ preference, and “rule of three” procedures. For more information, please click HERE.

EEO Statement

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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