HYDROPOWER REFORM COALITION COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP
TERM: Spring 2022
LOCATION: Washington, DC (Remote Telework possible)
REPORTS TO: Associate National Director, Hydropower Reform Coalition
ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS
Named one of the best groups to support in 2017 by “Outside” magazine, American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 355,000 members, supporters and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org.
American Rivers embraces and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Rivers Connect Us is more than just our tagline. The beauty of rivers is that they connect all people and communities, and we seek to build and embody this diversity in our organization and throughout the conservation field. The life experiences, knowledge, innovation, and talent that each individual brings to our work provides perspectives, experiences, and competencies which are critical to our effectiveness in protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature.
In achieving our mission, American Rivers is guided by six core values: Passion, Integrity, Teamwork, Commitment, Balance, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These core values are the foundation for our work and inform all of our interactions and communications both inside and outside of the organization. For more information about our values please visit https://www.americanrivers.org/about-us/our-values/.
ABOUT HYDROPOWER REFORM COALITION
The Hydropower Reform Coalition (HRC or Coalition) is housed within American Rivers and consists of more than 160 conservation and recreation organizations working to protect and restore rivers affected by hydropower dams, ensure public access to these lands and waters, and reform the federal licensing process to ensure public participation and improve the quality of the resulting decisions.
HRC is looking for an intern to help us take our communications efforts to the next level. This will include assisting with current communications including social media and blog maintenance, as well as suggesting improvements to current practices. The ideal candidate will be proactive and creative, with an ability to identify appropriate communications opportunities.
Over the course of the internship, the intern is expected to produce a one-page guidance document for social media content creation, a social media toolkit for at least one event, and a portfolio of at least five member profiles for the Coalition newsletter and website.
TIME COMMITMENT AND PAY: The Hydropower Coalition Spring internship requires a commitment of 20 hours per week during regular business hours. This internship is unpaid. American Rivers will provide a teleworking subsidy of $50 per month during the internship period to help offset the costs of personal telecommunications and internet services. A transit subsidy of $5 per day is available to help offset the intern’s commute if commuting into the DC office. In addition, American Rivers will work with the intern to obtain academic credit where available.
APPLICATIONS: Internship applications will be accepted through January 31, 2022. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to https://americanrivers.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Please include in the cover letter why you are interested in the internship and your future career goals. No phone calls please.
American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply
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