Environmental Communications Internship in Washington D.C.

Environmental Communications Internship
Center for Internaional Environmental Law
Washington D.C. DC USA

Job Details

Updated on 2018-06-18

Environmental Communications Internship

The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) is seeking exceptionally motivated undergraduate students, graduate students, and graduates for the opportunity to help a ground-breaking environmental organization dramatically increase the role of communications in advancing its mission, growing its audience and building its supporter base. The internship can be a full or part-time position based in the Washington, DC office for a minimum of 10 weeks. Due to limited resources, internships/externships are unpaid. The intern will work with the Communications Manager to frame CIEL’s message, develop and maintain a consistent organizational voice, manage and support our engagement with both online and traditional media, and grow our audience. The Communications Intern will: support CIEL’s communications capacity and strategy; draft material on behalf of CIEL programs, activities and leadership; edit external communications; and support online outreach and supporter engagement. The Communications Intern reports to the Communications Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Draft and edit communications materials including news releases, news materials, online content, program announcements, reports and development materials and multimedia products;
  2. Conduct research to identify journalists and media outlets to approach for coverage;
  3. Analyze, track and optimize CIEL’s web presence;
  4. Support creation and implementation of email campaigns and other social media communications;
  5. Maintain timesheets contemporaneously and submit them on time;
  6. Meet periodically as requested, with the Communications Manager.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience or training in journalism, public relations, or communications;
  2. Exceptional writing skills, including the demonstrated ability to write in a wide variety of formats and to translate complex subject matter clearly and compellingly for a variety of audiences;
  3. Strong and demonstrated experience with a variety of communication technologies and formats, including business-relevant experience in the use of online and social media;
  4. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  5. Knowledge of and experience with Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimization;
  6. Interns/externs work full or part-time during the school year, and may receive credit from their schools. Summer interns typically work full-time during the summer months. Due to limited resources, internships and externships are unpaid.

To apply: Please submit a resume, cover-letter, and an example of recent work to Amanda: akistler@ciel.org.

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