Social Media Intern

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

Please apply HERE

Dates: July 3, 2022 – September 18, 2022 (approximate)

Compensation: $600/week + Housing

Application Due: February 6, 2022

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

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

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) seeks to engage young Latino/Latina professionals in natural and cultural resource research and management, interpretation, and public affairs

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.

Duties:

  • Assisted with the coordination and planning of NPS Fashion Week.
  • Generated a minimum of one Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for a theme during NPS Fashion Week that will be used by social media authors service wide.
  • Promote the campaign across a variety of platforms: DigiInterp (facebook), CLP, Inside NPS, internal monthly calls, etc.
  • Draft internal and external communication and guidance documents for the NPS, partners, and / or the public.
  • Generated visual (photographic and/or illustrations) and written public-facing content for NPS Fashion Week that can be shared via web and social media for Bering Land Bridge and the Alaska Region Instagram accounts.
  • Attended (2-3) NPS service-wide brainstorming sessions. The intern will have the opportunity to co-host a brainstorming session with guidance and support from the Visual Information Specialist.
  • Generate 1 to 3 posts per week for social media platforms, this includes written and visual content.
  • Generate between 1 – 3 web articles and / or Inside NPS articles (internal communication) of themes or topics.

Natural and Physical Work Environment: Nome, AK is a small remote town where most places are walking or biking distance. It is not connected to the road system and getting to Nome requires air travel. Population is about 3,000 people. 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. 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 food items.

There are several restaurants in Nome and a coffee/tea shop. For more information please see:

http://www.visitnomealaska.com/nome-restaurants-shopping.html

Nome has a regional hospital for regular, urgent and emergency health care and a pharmacy in the hospital. The hospital also has an optometrist and dental but sometimes it takes up to a month for an appointment. The hospital does not have many specialists, they come in several times a year from Anchorage.

You will also have access to the Nome Recreation Center. It is about ¾ mile from the bunkhouse. It includes fitness equipment, a climbing wall, a gym, and a racquetball court. There are also fitness classes that go on daily. Additionally, there is a bowling alley which has leagues and open bowling. There is also a swimming pool 3 miles out of town at the high school.

Other opportunities for recreation include:

  • Beach combing
  • Hiking and backpacking
  • Fishing and berry picking
  • Community festivals
  • Biking (you will be provided with a bike for personal use)
  • Public Library
  • Movie Theater

Temperatures in Nome during the summer season will have temperatures in the high 40s to the low 60s.

There isn’t much fluctuation between night and day because we are located by the ocean. We also have

a fair amount of rain and very long days of sunshine. For more detailed information you can check out

average highs and lows at the Weather Underground calendar.

https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Nome%2C+AK

As mentioned above, a bike will be provided. You may have the opportunity to go into the backcountry

during work or your personal time. The park has most equipment needed for backcountry travel,

however the Law Enforcement division has first rights to this equipment. If you have a backpack, you

may want to bring it. We have a limited number and they don’t have a large capacity. You may also

want to bring a small backpack for everyday use. Additionally, we have bug head nets. We don’t have

any bug body suits. If you want more protection from bugs, you may want to bring additional items.

There aren’t problems with bugs in city of Nome but when on the road system or in the backcountry,

you may encounter a large number. We do provide bug spray.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Creativity
  • Knowledge and familiarity of social media platforms
  • photographic skills
  • adobe photoshop, illustrator, indesign (preferred but not required)

Education and Qualifications: I am looking for a enthusiastic person that knows social media and has a deep understanding of multiple platforms and their various functions including Instagram, Instagram Stories, 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 preferred but not required.

Vehicle and Driver License Requirements: Is is not necessary for the intern to have a driver’s license or personal vehicle. However, if the intern has a valid driver’s license they will have use of the government vehicle for work purposes.

Housing: Housing provided

To apply for this job please visit environmentamericas.org.

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