Full Job Description
Position Title: Communications Intern, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed
Department: Government Relations
Location: Trenton office but position is remote
Reports to: Outreach & Communications Manager, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed
Job Classification: Temporary, Part-Time, hourly, (15 hours/week)
Start Date: Immediate
End Date: 4 months with possibility of extension
Job Description: The Communications Intern will work with the Outreach & Communications Manager to advance the goals of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed by effectively using communication tools and completing other projects as needed. The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed unites non-governmental organizations working in the Delaware River Watershed and enhances their capacity to effectively advocate for protecting and restoring the Delaware River Basin by coordinating on policy, actions, and messages to foster accountability at the federal, state, and local levels.
Learning Objective: The candidate should have an interest in media relations, marketing, writing, nonprofit communications, social media management, public relations, or related field. The Communications Intern will learn about conservation policy and how to effectively communicate complex issues in a clear manner. The Communications Intern will also learn how to communicate with the public using social and traditional media, and the overall communications/public relations needs of nonprofit organizations.
- Assist internal and external communications on behalf of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, including digital messaging, member engagement, and media relations in coordination with the Outreach & Communications Manager.
- Produce a variety of digital communications including blog posts, calendar/website updates, social media content, and e-newsletters.
- Work with the Outreach & Communications Manager to prepare press lists, press releases, letters to the editor, and opinion pieces.
- Identify media stories and relevant current events that can be leveraged to support the organization’s work and outreach efforts.
- Attend meetings as requested by supervisor.
- Assume additional responsibilities as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- College student or anyone seeking to further their professional experience in nonprofit communications/public relations.
- Knowledge of environment, conservation, and water-related issues a plus.
- Interest in policy and/or legislative processes a plus.
- Excellent internet and computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite. Graphic design and/or website design experience a plus.
- Social media competency (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
- Superior communication skills (written and oral) and research skills.
- Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.
- Motivated self-starter able to work independently in the execution of his or her responsibilities while collaborating with other staff and organizations with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.
- Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
- Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle in NJ.
Starting Date: Immediate
End Date: 4 months after hire date
Salary: $12 per hour
Application Deadline: Position will be posted until filled.
To Apply: Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and a short writing sample (maximum 4 pages) as a single PDF document listing job position in subject line
We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Type: Internship
Pay: $12.00 per hour
- Monday to Friday
- Fully Remote