Two whitewater rafting guides founded the Pacific Rivers Council in 1987 after witnessing the destruction of some of their most treasured rivers. Oil slicks, trash, and clearcuts were not only turning clients off, but also destroying the health of the rivers and nearby communities that depended on them. Since then, Pacific Rivers has been instrumental in securing the largest Wild & Scenic River designation in the Lower 48 states; protecting old-growth forests and the rivers and streams that run through them; launching the nation’s first fish-related eco-label, Salmon-Safe; and protecting several species of Northwest salmon under the Endangered Species Act.
Pacific Rivers is seeking a social media intern to help with the following:
- Implement a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns.
- Work with Communication & Outreach Manager as well as Storytelling Team and Conservation Director to create and publish relevant, original, high-quality content.
- Develop best practices for social media with team guidance.
- Create and design daily posts and schedule them using social media tools (hootsuite, grambler, canva, and adobe spark)
- Manage social media tracking and report out on results
- Blog occasionally on your experiences working with Pacific Rivers and as our social media intern ( 2 blog posts are expected)
An ideal candidate will:
- have an interest in social media
- demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media. ( please send links to your personal accounts)
- Be analytical and creative. You will need to be able to think through what an engaging post looks like and use what you learn from each post to update your plans and posts moving forward.
On the intern’s first day we will begin by creating a schedule and expected work outcomes. We will circle back to these outcomes monthly to see how progress is moving. The position will be overseen by Hilary Shohoney, Pacific Rivers’ communication and outreach manager.
Pacific Rivers is a small nonprofit with three full-time staff members in downtown Portland (317 SW Alder St, Ste 900, in the Loyalty Building), a professional documentarian and producer who work in the field to create compelling materials. We share space with American Rivers and Salmon-Safe, and have numerous other partners in Oregon and Washington. While our budget is small, our influence and combined experience is significant. This internship has the potential to help a student interested in professional non-profit environmental work network with at least half a dozen established professional groups in the field; gain experience in strategic communications implementation; and learn the basics of the non-profit communications, marketing, and fundraising nexus.
To apply please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Hilary Shohoney
This is a volunteer internship position.