The Choose Clean Water Coalition of brings together more than 230 groups across the region Chesapeake Bay watershed to work together for clean water. As a Coalition, we seek to mobilize our member groups to take action to advance our policy priorities, while supporting work done by our member groups and celebrating their individual victories and successes.
Are you a good fit for this position?Are you a college student pursuing a degree in communications and/or marketing? Are you looking for part-time summer internship experience? Do you want to learn more about nonprofit communications and gain hands-on experience? Do you have an interest in learning more about social media, press outreach, and website management for a nonprofit? Are you passionate about the environment, clean water, and/or the Chesapeake Bay? Are you looking for opportunities to be creative and try new things while working in a collaborative, team atmosphere?
Principal Duties (major areas of responsibility):• The Communications Intern will work directly with the Communications Manager to complete the following objectives:
o Manage the social media platforms for the Coalition and execute an overall social media strategy.
o Support Coalition members in their communication needs by providing feedback and support for campaigns as needed.
o Develop communications toolkits for rapid response to clean water threats.
o Contribute and manage blog calendar for Coalition website.
o Assist in the transition of website platforms.
o Manage the bi-weekly e-newsletter to Coalition members.
o Provide assistance during Coalition press events, including press outreach and cultivation.
o Help update and maintain the Coalition email lists and member database.
o Provide needed support to Coalition communications campaigns across the Chesapeake Bay watershed through the ‘Our Water’ campaign.
o Provide additional support to the Coalition workgroups, field manager, and director as needed.
Minimum Experience and skills:• Experience with social media platforms and knowledge of social media trends.
• Ability to communicate positions and build public awareness.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, including strong copy-editing skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work effectively with a broad base of coalition groups and people from diverse backgrounds.
• Must be a self-starter who possesses a high degree of initiative.
• Positive attitude, collaborative spirit, sense of humor.
• Experience with software for design, photo editing, video editing, web publishing, especially Photoshop, InDesign, preferred but not required.
This position is an unpaid internship with the Choose Clean Water Coalition in Annapolis, Maryland. There is the potential for this position to turn into a paid program through the federal work-study program in the fall. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Kristin Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Choose Clean Water Coalition is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.