Communications Intern Fall 2020
Washington, DC 
Posted 4 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Communications Intern Project Plan

The Communications Intern will assist with the creation of media materials including press releases and statements, advisories, talking points and op-ed and perform media research. The intern will also help produce our weekly internal newsletter. 

This role requires at least 15 hours a week, and is located in our Headquarters. 

- Draft and edit press statements, advisories, quotes and op-eds on a variety of topics under supervision.
- Research coverage of breaking news and perform media audits
- Use Muck Rack, media database, to find a connect with new reporters and influencers
Learn how to create and implement strategic media plans
- Learn basics of media relations: pitching reporters, preparing experts for interviews and drafting talking points. 
- Assist the communications coordinator in the production of our weekly newsletter on wildlife and conservation news
- Assist the communications team with other duties as assigned

Learning Objective 1: Learn and produce press materials, including statements, quotes, and editorials
Learning Objective 2: Learn and use media tools for media audits and building press lists
Learning Objective 3: Develop understanding of strategic media plans
Learning Objective 4: Gain an understanding of media relations and how to work with reporters and editors

Applicants must be self-starters driven by the opportunity to help transform wildlife conservation using science and technology while learning new skills. Interns should have a passion for wildlife conservation, strong research and analytical skills, a proven ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Education: A communications student OR a biology or environmental science student with an interest in wildlife conservation advocacy currently enrolled in school. 
Experience: Interest in communications and public affairs
Other Qualifications
- Strong writing and research skills
-Organization, critical thinking an creativity. 

Local transportation costs up to $10 per day will be reimbursed to interns. Students are encouraged to seek funding or academic credit through their schools or other sources.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
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