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Job Description: Public Engagement and Media Intern


 

Public Engagement and Media Summer Intern

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SEACC has a long and storied history as the regional conservation organization working to preserve the best of the Tongass National Forest and the abundant Inside Passage waters. The Public Engagement and Media coordinator will get an up close and personal view of the inner workings of an advocacy-oriented nonprofit while playing a key role in our essential public outreach and event work. The coordinator’s work will be critical to SEACC’s goal of engaging new people, both in-person and online, through the use of creative engagement strategies, and creation, organization, and dissemination of stunning photographs and videos.

The Public Engagement and Media Intern will work closely with SEACC staff to coordinate SEACC’s attendance and participation at public events throughout Southeast by organizing our booths, presentations, and materials, and working with SEACC staff to represent the organization at a subset of the events we’re attending. The intern’s role will include working with SEACC’s Communications and Online Coordinator to use social media tools to organize SEACC’s supporters and keep them in touch with the organization, as well as working on critical long-term SEACC public engagement projects like completing a refresh SEACC’s collection of photos and graphics, and creating new video shorts or b-roll for our film pieces.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Public Engagement: Help plan, prepare and coordinate for public engagement events like the Ketchikan Blueberry Arts Festival, the Southeast Alaska State Fair, 4th of July in Juneau, and other summer events. The intern will have the opportunity to attend a subset of these events, and see the work of a grassroots nonprofit in action. 
  • Social and Online Media: The intern will work with the Communications and Operations staff to help brainstorm and plan creative engagement events for reaching out to Millennials and the post-Millennial generation to engage them in activism.
  • Photography: Capture inspiring, high-quality, high-res photos for use in SEACC publications and online, guest-host SEACC’s Instagram account over the summer, create memes and other graphics for use on social media.
  • Videography: Create several one-minute films to further SEACC’s education, advocacy, and fundraising goals. Take B-Roll film on site in communities where we host or attend events to be used (with attribution) in future film products.
  • Archiving: Systematically review and clean out or catalog SEACC’s extensive cache of digital photographs, making the most important images easily accessible and preserving the historically important photos. As time allows, apply these organizational skills to SEACC’s other digital filing systems. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong background in visual media (video, animation, photography, and social media) are desirable traits for candidates applying to this role.
  • Gregarious – someone who enjoys working with the public and engaging new people and supporters, with a strong interest and skill set in visual media.
  • Demonstrated photography, videography, and social media skills.
  • Highly organized with keen attention to detail.
  • Self-directed, with good communications skills, ability to work with a team, and proven follow through.
  • Passion for preserving the rugged, wet rainforests of Southeast Alaska. Desirable:
  • Background in ecology, biology, conservation policy, or a similar field of study.
  • Experience working in advocacy or on political campaigns.


This internship is offered through the Alaska Conservation Foundation's Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program and provides a stipend for 12 weeks of $5,040. For more information on the program and to apply go to their website.

If you have any questions about the position or about SEACC please contact our Office Manager Thomasina at thomasina@seacc.org or (907) 586-6942.


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