Social Media Intern

Website Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

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 Latino Heritage Internship 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

Project Description: 

This position is designed to support Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in their social media efforts with a primary focus on the planning and coordination of NPS Fashion Week. 

NPS Fashion Week is a service-wide campaign that began at Bering Land Bridge. Most of the coordination happens at Bering Land Bridge, while actionable ideas are crowd-sourced from social media authors across the service via the NPS Brainstorming Group. As of 2021, #NPSFashionWeek gained support from the Washington Office and is now part of its yearly communication messages.

The intern will have the opportunity to be part of a fun and innovative social media campaign that is growing in popularity across the service. 

Additionally, the intern will craft web and social media content per guidance of the Visual Information Specialist and the Office of Communication’s Monthly Themes. Themes include, but are not limited to, Wilderness Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and October’s Monthly themed typically centered around the arts.

Bering Land Bridge is looking for a candidate that knows social media and has a deep understanding of multiple platforms and their various functions including Instagram, Instagram Stories, Reels, IGTV, Facebook, and Twitter. Social media is a constantly changing landscape, so a skill required to be successful is an ongoing pulse on social media trends, memes, hashtags, etc. 

The intern will be crafting posts for national and worldwide audiences. Excellent writing skills and ability to generate creative and fresh ideas is a key skill. 

Skills in graphic design, illustration, art, and technical knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator, are desired but not required.

Opportunity for backcountry travel: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is one of the most remote parks in the NPS. Headquarters and visitor center are located approximately 100 miles south of the preserve’s boundaries. The preserve is not connected to a road system; access is by snowmobile, boat, aircraft, and foot. The intern will have the opportunity to travel via small aircraft to Serpentine Hot Springs with the I&E team for routine maintenance and interpretive training. There will be shared accommodations in a 12-person bunkhouse (typically divided by gender), an outhouse, and a hot springs, as well as opportunities for backcountry recreation and hiking. There is no potable water; water is brought in via plane and there is a filtration system in the bunkhouse. Work entails light maintenance in and around park facilities as well as getting images and video footage of the preserve. All flights are contingent on weather. Aircraft travel going into and leaving the preserve may be postponed or delayed if weather proves hazardous.

Intern Qualifications:

Interns selected for the NPSCF Program should possess:

  • Knowledge of social media and have a deep understanding for multiple platforms and their various functions including Instagram, Instagram Stories, Reels, IGTV, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Ability to have an ongoing pulse on social media trends, memes, hashtags, etc.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to generate creative and fresh ideas
  • Graphic design, illustration, art, and technical knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator, are desired but not required
  • 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

Physical/Natural Environment: Nome is known for its Alaska Native cultures, rich gold rush history, and the finish-line to the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The Bering Land Bridge Visitor Center is in Nome, AK and is situated about 100 miles from the boundaries of the preserve. Nome is a community of roughly 4,000 people and it is situated along the Bering Sea Coast. 

There are two grocery stores in Nome. The closest to the bunkhouse is a two-block walk. It has most things you would need for food supplies and other items such as clothing and other basic household items. A second store is about ¼ mile from the bunkhouse and has a more varied selection. If you have any special dry food items that you like, you may want to bring them with you. The grocery stores have the staples but often don’t have specialty foods. 

Nome has a regional hospital that serves as a one-stop-shop for most medical needs. Regular clinical appointments, along with urgent and emergency healthcare services are provided by the hospital. Specialty services such dental, vision, audiology, physical therapy, etc. are also offered by the hospital but may require a referral and it can take a while to get an appointment. The pharmacy is also located in the hospital and offers prescription medication and a selection of over-the-counter medication at a lower cost. There is no other pharmacy or clinic in Nome. There are two private optometrists and one private dental office in Nome.  

Bering Land Bridge employees, interns, and volunteers can purchase a pass to the Nome Recreation Center and have the cost reimbursed by the preserve. The Rec Center is about a ¾ mile from the bunkhouse. It includes fitness equipment, a climbing wall, a gym, and a racquetball court. Fitness classes are available daily. The Rec Center also houses a bowling alley which has leagues and open bowling. A swimming pool is located about 4 miles out of town near the high school. Entrance passes can also be reimbursed by the preserve. 

Summer temperatures average between high 40s°F to the mid-60s°F. There isn’t much fluctuation between night and day temperatures due to the coastal influence and northern latitude. The summer season experiences a fair amount of rain and very long days of sunshine.

Work Environment: 95% office, 5% field. An annual trip to the preserve is conducted by small aircraft to a remote unmaintained airstrip. Conditions in the preserve are rustic: there is no running water. A bunkhouse can accommodate 12 people sleeping in cots. Wildlife is a hazard, but risk is mitigated. Intern will be required to get in and out a small aircraft and help load and unload the plane.

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

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