PR/Communications Intern

National Audubon Society


Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Details

PR/Communications Intern
Northwest Florida
Tallahassee, FL

Position Summary:

Audubon Florida is looking for a PR/Communications Intern to join our team for the summer 2018 semester. The internship will be located in our downtown Tallahassee office and is a college credit internship. The internship may expand into the fall 2018 semester based on performance, availability, and interest.

We want someone who can commit to about 15 hours, weekly and we’re flexible around fall class schedules. Ideally, the intern can be able to commit to 4-hour shifts at least three times a week.

Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, interns can expect to learn about conservation policy, protecting Florida’s nature resources, grassroots advocacy and fundraising, and managing communications in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in PR/Communications.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage specific communications-projects including: launching a new website, increasing social media following, and driving specific grassroots advocacy/fundraising campaigns. 
  • Create, edit, and post social media content (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram) content, including using tools like HootSuite 
  • Update website 
  • Draft press releases 
  • Proofread and edit content from various programs 
  • Ability to work well with diverse audiences 
  • Ability to work well in a decentralized workplace 
  • Monitor and report on mentions of Audubon Florida in the media 
  • Assist the Communications Manager and Audubon Florida team in various operational tasks (we won’t ask you to pick up coffee or run copies, but expect to have some basic operational tasks all team members are expected to perform)

Qualifications and Experience:

Ideally, interested candidates should be excellent storytellerswho have a positive, can-do attitude. The internship is well suited for college juniors, college seniors, and graduate students studying communications, public relations, public policy, and/or environmentalpolicy. Candidates should have a fundamental understanding of public relations, but they don’t need to be experts.

Audubon embraces and celebrates diversity. Applicants of all backgrounds and walks of life are encouraged to apply!

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