Digital Communications Intern

Website WASO Office of Communications

Start Date: May 15th, 2023

End Date: August 4th, 2023

Compensation: $640 a week paid every two weeks. Travel costs to the site and back home are covered by the program. 

Application Due: February 6th, 2023

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

Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

Please Apply HERE

Position Description:

The Office of Communications supports the National Park Service (NPS) with innovative and responsive communications strategies and leads the Service in exploring new ways to communicate broadly about the National Park Service’s mission. The intern will support these efforts working with the Digital Strategy and Public Affairs Divisions in the office.

The intern will help with messaging on projects that connect various audiences to the National Park Service, its mission, and amazing places, including planning and promoting the annual Latino Conservation Week and the work of the LHIP interns nationwide through products such as web pages, articles, social media posts, podcasts, or videos. In all of the projects, they will gain practical experience with a communications rollout, which may include working through the entire process or being responsible for a piece of the plan, which may include webpages, articles, internal/external guidance, news releases, videos, photography, and social media posts. This work will help in the intern’s career development and provide insight and input to help expand the NPS audience. They will provide assistance in the facilitation, coordination, and distribution of information to national, regional, and park staff as well as various partners.

Intern Qualifications:

Interns selected for the NPSCF Program should possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience
  • Strategic thinking ability
  • The ability to self-start/work independently
  • Flexibility/resourcefulness
  • The ability to adapt new skills and ideas to the public sector

We are looking for someone with a solid background of communications related skills and abilities. Projects will be identified based on the strengths and interests of the individual balanced with the needs of the office. The applicant should have a blend of the following:

* ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

* some college-level writing/journalism/communications/visual media classes

* experience preparing, writing, and/or editing written material

* desire and/or ability to work as part of a team to brainstorm and develop outreach materials and achieve common goals

* ability to cooperate with and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, partners, and the public.

Additional skills are a plus but not required:

* experience with web and/or social media content

* experience with photography, videography, graphic design, and/or multimedia creation.

Physical/Natural Environment: The position is located in the Washington Office of the National Park Service in the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC. The building is fully accessible. The work will be performed primarily in an office setting, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. As the nation’s capital, Washington, DC is an exciting, diverse setting with a wide variety of cultural events, restaurants, and extracurricular activities. There is a large Latino population in the area. Summers are hot and humid with temperatures in the 80-90s

Work Environment: This work will primarily be in the office. When there is an opportunity for the intern to go out with other NPS staff for an event these opportunities are normally in the local DC area. In the past we have also tried to take interns to a local park for an one day onsite introduction to park operations. We have often had two interns from different programs during the summer.

To apply for this job email your details to sbonfield@environmentamericas.org

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