Duties: The intern will:

  • Work closely with PARC’s Executive Committee, JNSC and Social Media Coordinator
  • Manage regular content and postings on PARC’s Facebook Page and Twitter account
  • Create content and assist in development of conservation messaging themes
  • Research and recommend software or other applications for facilitating the management of multiple accounts, and content therein
  • Recommend and apply relevant social media techniques, initiatives and tools to measure and improve overall engagement of PARC’s social media audiences
  • Identify and recommend new social media tools, sites, and apps as part of the social media marketing mix
  • Follow and monitor and post/respond to posts/comments
  • Assist the planning committee for PARC’s 2015 Habitat in Focus Conservation Campaign, making sure that they are consist with and promote PARC’s mission
  • Other duties as needed

These duties should take approximately 8 hours per month.

College Credit: We encourage students to speak with their professors about eligibility for credit for this internship; PARC will provide certification of hours worked or other required information for academic departments. **You do not need to be a student to apply.**

Qualifications: Experience handling professional social media accounts (with development of social media marketing or outreach campaigns desired, but not required); media relations skills, advertising, building audience engagement, superb communication skills, and creativity are strongly preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a basic understanding of amphibian and reptile species conservation concepts and a keen attention to detail. Excellent writing, organization, and time-management abilities are also imperative.

Benefits to the Intern:

  • Gain professional communications experience while making valuable connections with leaders and experts in the amphibian and reptile conservation field
  • Stay or become current on amphibian and reptile conservation issues across the United States and Canada, as well as parts of the Caribbean and Mexico and engage with amphibian and reptile experts from these areas
  • Learn the inner workings of an international conservation partnership (PARC)
  • Make a direct contribution to PARC’s mission “to conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public-private partnerships”

Length of Term: 12 months

Duty Station: There is no fixed work site for this position. All work will occur remotely with other PARC members.

To Apply: Send a brief resume or curriculum vitae (2 pages or less), along with cover letter and three professional references, to PARC’s National Coordinators at parc_coordinators@parcplace.org, no later than FEBRUARY 6, 2015. In your cover letter, please state why you want the position and describe any unique qualifications pertinent to the duties of this position

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