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Public Affairs Communication Fellow
at Conservation Legacy
National Park Service – Office of Communications, National Capital Area Office
Term of positions is 45 weeks; full-time 40 hours/week
Position is not eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program.
Completing this position may qualify you for non-competitive
status for positions within the federal government under the
Public Land Corps hiring authority
Preferred Start Date:
Application Due Date:
Preference given to applicants that submit application before: 10/12/2019
Title of Position
Public Affairs Communication Intern
Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIPP, in partnership with the National Park Service’s National Capital Area Office of Communications, is seeking a fellow who will research, write and disseminate a broad range of communication products highlighting construction and deferred maintenance projects in national parks across greater Washington, D.C. The fellow will assist national parks with other projects as time allows.
Communication products could include web and social media content, news releases, fact sheets, remarks, talking points, and strategic communications plans. The work of the fellow will help ensure that high-quality information is available to the public so they can learn about, enjoy and help care for national parks.
The National Capital Area Office of Communications supports the national parks in the Washington, D.C., area including iconic memorials, historic homes, and natural areas.
Position Responsibilities will include:
- Creating an overall communications plan for construction and deferred maintenance projects in national parks in the National Capital Area.
- Researching and writing press releases and internal articles on infrastructure related projects.
- Writing talking points on park infrastructure projects.
- Collaborating with park and program staff to define and refine products.
- Assisting with other park projects and events as time allows.
- Age 18-35.
- Undergraduate or Graduate degree, or pursuing a degree, in communications related field.
- Strong oral and written communications skills.
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as part of a larger team.
- Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Possession of a current valid driver’s license.
- Ability to pass a basic background check.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
- Communicating technical topics to a general audience.
- Writing press releases or news stories for publication, talking points, speeches, or audience-driven communication.
- Negotiating and handling stressful situations in a diplomatic and non-adversarial manner.
- Knowledge of AP Style.
- Evaluating success of communication campaigns, including using analytics and reporting tools.
- Understanding of communication theory.
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design software.
- Experience in writing for the web and internet publishing using a content management system.
- Experience publishing professional social media content to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms.
- $15/hr, full-time 40 hours/week
- May qualify you for Public Land Corps hiring authority.
- Training is available.
- Health insurance is available.
How to Apply
Apply on-line at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions. In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.
Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.