SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP
TERM: Fall 2022
LOCATION: Remote Telework or Washington, DC
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Online Strategy
ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS
Named one of the best groups to support in 2017 by “Outside” magazine, American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 355,000 members, supporters and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org.
American Rivers embraces and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Rivers Connect Us is more than just our tagline. The beauty of rivers is that they connect all people and communities, and we seek to build and embody this diversity in our organization and throughout the conservation field. The life experiences, knowledge, innovation, and talent that each individual brings to our work provides perspectives, experiences, and competencies which are critical to our effectiveness in protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature.
In achieving our mission, American Rivers is guided by six core values: Passion, Integrity, Teamwork, Commitment, Balance, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These core values are the foundation for our work and inform all of our interactions and communications both inside and outside of the organization. For more information about our values please visit https://www.americanrivers.org/about-us/our-values/.
American Rivers is seeking a Social Media and Communications Intern who will be responsible for creating and maintaining social media content for the organization, publishing content to AmericanRivers.org, and collecting data via google analytics. We are looking for someone who is obsessed with social media, ideally has experience with the WordPress platform, and has a passion for all things rivers.
The intern will improve their core communications skills by supporting the design and execution of social media posts. By helping to develop other social media campaigns and setting up web pages from scratch, the intern will also acquire strong back-end web skills. Through researching articles, interviewing American Rivers staff (where appropriate) and writing blog posts and website articles, the intern will develop valuable interpersonal skills and learn how to tailor media to a specific target audience. The intern will compile marketing statistics (e.g. followers, likes, etc.) on the success of campaigns, work in the back-end of our eCRM, and remain current with best practices, strategies, and industry standards related to online communications.
· Create and post content on social media
· Create and edit web pages on Americanrivers.org
· Pulling data reports from Google Analytics and other platforms
· Assiting the digital team with research and content organization projects
· Actively participate in team meetings and trainings
· Manage and complete special project(s) and other duties as assigned
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, etc)
· Some experience or understanding of WordPress or similar CMS.
· Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
· Detail-Oriented and self-motivated
· Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
· Ability to multi-task
· Commitment to American Rivers’ Core Values
TIME COMMITMENT AND PAY: American Rivers’ fall internship lasts at least eight weeks between the period of September 2022 through December 2022. This internship requires a minimum commitment of 24 hours per week during regular business hours. This internship is unpaid. American Rivers will provide a teleworking subsidy of $50 per month during the internship period to help offset the costs of personal telecommunications and internet services. A transit subsidy of $5 per day is available to help offset the intern’s commute if commuting into an American Rivers office. In addition, American Rivers will work with the intern to obtain academic credit where available.
APPLICATIONS: Internship applications will be accepted through August 31, 2022. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to https://americanrivers.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Please include in the cover letter why you are interested in the internship and your future career goals. No phone calls please.
American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply