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Greater Farallones Association (GFA) seeks a qualified candidate to serve in a 4-month part-time paid internship (20 hours/week) with possibility for extension. Remote or hybrid, and flexible schedule, options available.
GFA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conserve the ecosystems of Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries through science, education, and stewardship.
GFA aims to foster inclusivity, justice, and equity within our organization, in our joint projects with the sanctuaries, and in the broader field of ocean conservation. We acknowledge the significant barriers that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals face in pursuing careers in marine science and making their voices heard in environmental policy. GFA staff members work together to help identify and address justice, equity, and inclusion issues within the organization and in our relationships with those we serve.
Internship Summary Gain experience in executing and tracking non-profit communications aimed at generating and nurturing support for the organization’s mission. This experience will be particularly valuable for individuals seeking experience in ocean-related science communications geared toward a general audience. The intern will work closely with the Communications Manager to craft and publish content for online channels including the website, social media, and enews; as well as be given the opportunity to assist with media relations and fundraising tasks.
Specific tasks may include:
Developing and posting social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
Creating enews and blog posts highlighting program accomplishments, ocean- and Sanctuary-related topics, and organizational news
Designing email layouts in Mailchimp (experience with Mailchimp preferred but not required)
Participating in communication project planning
Editing webpages via WordPress (experience with WordPress preferred but not required)
Assisting with tracking and reporting communications targets and outcomes
Conducting outreach to local and national media outlets
Assisting with fundraising-related outreach as needed
The position will be 20 hours per week. Days of the week and times are flexible.
Strong commitment to the mission of the Greater Farallones Association
Basic knowledge of ocean-related topics
Ability to work independently
Excellent writing and editing skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Sheets, and/or the willingness to learn
Commitment to accuracy and consistency
Commitment to diversity and inclusion including inviting diverse perspectives and supporting an inclusive work environment
Experience with social media for professional use
Experience in ocean conservation, environmental science/policy, or related field
Previous experience using WordPress and/or Mailchimp
Employee Status and Benefits This is a part-time, hourly position with GFA paid at $22/hour.
Application Instructions To apply, please send your resume, cover letter (addressed to Alayne Chappell, Communications and Development Manager), and three references – all in a single PDF – to email@example.com. Your cover letter should address why you are interested in this internship; what experience you hope to gain; and your qualifications, including experience communicating to diverse audiences and fostering inclusivity. Applications will be reviewed beginning on December 1, 2022, but accepted until the position is filled.
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