Intern, Oceans Communications

Oct 01, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
Human Resources
EDF is seeking an Intern to work with our Oceans Communications and Legislative Team for Fall or Winter 2013. Interested applicants should have communications, research, and writing skills. Basic knowledge of governmental and environmental issues is needed. Interest and experience in ocean and fishery management policy is preferred.

Overall Function
The intern will be responsible for supporting communications staff in EDF’s Ocean’s Program. This work will include supporting traditional and social media efforts, conducting background research on policy issues and other tasks related to the US Oceans Program’s communications goals.

Key Responsibilities
Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:
•Monitoring traditional and non-traditional media outlets for coverage and opportunities
•Circulating daily media clips
•Writing content for newsletters, blog posts, collateral materials, reports and other materials as needed
•Creating visual based content for social media
•Conducting policy research
•Coordinating and executing special projects, as assigned

•Ideal candidate is seeking an internship for course credit in the field of environmental communications, policy or science.
•Strong writing skills required
•Must be well-organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented and proficient in the use of standard office equipment and computer software (such as MS Office applications)
•Thorough knowledge of new media including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogging (Word Press)
•Ability to stay organized, meet deadlines and maintain a pro-active attitude
•Basic video and photo editing skills (preferred)

This is an unpaid, volunteer internship. Students are encouraged to seek academic credit through their college/university and EDF will ensure that any and all paperwork needed to secure academic credit is completed. EDF will also support intern in his/her efforts to secure external funding.

This position will be located in Washington, DC.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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