Audubon’s Women in Conservation program provides career opportunities for young women in the environmental field. This program offers seasonal positions for young women to advance our conservation work and further develop young women’s skills and knowledge in the field of wildlife conservation.
Audubon North Carolina, the state office of the National Audubon Society, informs supporters about birds and the natural world, inspires them to care passionately about that world, and motivates them to take action on its behalf via multiple online platforms. Audubon’s Women in Conservation Communications Intern will write about our conservation work, from protecting nesting birds on the beach to managing forests for songbirds, for Audubon North Carolina’s website and Facebook page; partner with the Communications Manager and Senior Network Manager in growing a new Instagram account; and write press releases. The ideal candidate is curious about birds, conservation, and the environment and interested in a career in conservation. A basic level of comfort with science is a must, but the heart of this internship is writing. At the end of the experience, the intern should walk away with solid online clips as well as an in-depth understanding of what it's like to work in communications at a well-known conservation organization.
This internship pays a stipend and will last 13 to 19 weeks, 40 hours per week, based in Audubon's North Carolina headquarters in east Durham. The intern will be required to use their personal vehicle for several trips to coastal North Carolina, including Wilmington and Southport in southeastern NC as well as our Pine Island Sanctuary in Currituck County, in the far northeastern part of the state. One or two trips to Western North Carolina are possible as well. Mileage for travel to field sites will be reimbursed and overnight accommodations will be provided or reimbursed for trips.
- Write articles and social media posts for online platforms.
- Create Facebook posts, including writing content, sourcing photos, and resizing photos for social media.
- Train Audubon volunteers, via webinar and in person, to use social media effectively to reach younger, more racially diverse audiences.
- Other duties as needed and assigned.
- Ability to interview people and write stories.
- Experience using Facebook and Instagram personally and/or on behalf of organizations.
- Interest in conservation as a career path.
- People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.