Spring Campus Program Communications Intern

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The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary:

The Campus Program Communications Intern will be responsible for contributing to the communications and engagement efforts of the Audubon on Campus program of the National Audubon Society. The Campus Program Communications Intern will work with team members to help develop content for digital communication channels, including Audubon on Campus program web pages and social media sites including Instagram and Facebook. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious and creative digital storyteller with experience in producing digital communications.

This position will report to the Campus Program Manager and will help build awareness of the Audubon on Campus program and campus chapters through a variety of methods to help further Audubon’s mission and goals. The position will be remote and will work closely with the Network team. This position is 31.25 hours per week for 12 weeks, with target dates of February 5 to April 26; start and end dates are flexible. Hours worked and deadlines will be flexible during academic examination periods.


Salary range based on geo-differentials:
  • $17.00/hour = National
  • $18.00/hour = Alaska, CA (not San Francisco), Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY
  • $19.00/hour = NYC (not Oyster Bay), San Francisco, Seattle
Essential Functions:
  • Work with the Campus Program Manager, in collaboration with the social media team, to implement communications tactics that will broaden the campus program’s visibility, reach, and deepen the impact of our work.
  • Launch and grow an Instagram account for the Audubon on Campus program.
  • Assist in the development of content calendars for communications and social media.
  • Support the production of newsletters, campus leader emails, flyers, webinars, and other promotional materials.
  • Track daily and monthly metrics and analytics for digital communications and prepare reports for key stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development of content on website and blog; working with staff to design, create, edit, and regularly update content.
  • Develop, and publish, content for Audubon on Campus Instagram account.
  • Assist with development of advocacy driven communications and events.
  • Acquired photo and videos assets from campus chapters
  • Create a database that contains the socials from every campus chapter
  • Ensure Audubon’s strategic imperative of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging is included in messaging.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Currently enrolled at 2-year or 4-year college or university with at least 3 courses completed in public relations, marketing, communications, journalism or related field and 0-2 years of professional experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong editing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with PhotoShop and Canva a plus.
  • Proficiency with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Strong demonstrated interest in wildlife conservation and the mission of the National Audubon Society.
  • A self-starter with a proactive approach to assignments, one with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to prioritize tasks.
  • Interest in elevating voices, ideas, needs, and concerns of communities of color and other people historically marginalized in America and the conservation movement a plus.
  • A flexible approach to work, with a willingness and ability to travel occasionally to visit campus chapters in the United States, as needed, and participate in programs occurring after typical business hours.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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