Environmental Journalism Internship For a Conservation TechNology Website Environmental Journalism Internship For a Conservation TechNology Website

RESOLVE Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Program RESOLVE Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Program

Location Washington, DC
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline 10/15/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Paid
Pay Rate Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1,000.
Contact Information [email protected]

Description

Do you have a fascination for emerging techNology, wildlife, or tropical forests and are looking for a way to combine these interests, while gaining valuable writing and editing experience?

The Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions program (BWS) at RESOLVE, based in Washington, DC, is looking for interns to help research, write, edit, photograph, and film news, reviews, stories, and events on the use of techNology to help bridge the gap between inNovators in the tech and wildlife fields.
BWS is one of three founding partners of wildtech.mongabay.com, a new site on the mongabay.com environmental news platform, designed to bring together designers of inNovative techNology with on-the-ground forest managers, wildlife researchers, and conservationists that can use it to conserve wildlife and wild places.

We are looking for energetic and motivated recent graduates or pending 4th-year undergraduates with:
• Background in environmental journalism, communications, environmental science, or other related discipline.
• Ability to research and critically review information.
• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Good organizational skills and an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
• Strong communication skills.
• Familiarity with posting to social media
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Capacity to work independently, with little supervision or structure and as part of a team
• Professional creativity and flexibility.

Interest in wildlife conservation, forest management, and related issues. Prior biological field work, writing experience relating to techNology or natural resource issues, and experience with AV equipment, web development (particularly WordPress), and Google Analytics are all a plus.

Requirements

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample (can be something you’ve already written) to [email protected] Please do Not e-mail other staff or inquire about opportunities by phone.

Responsibilities

1. Research and develop news articles, interviews, and other online media for wildtech.mongabay.com and the BWS program area on the RESOLVE web site. 2. Help manage the community and social media activities of the website by tracking forum discussion, promoting upcoming stories and events, and managing the site’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. 3. Help with website fundraising, including developing and tracking proposals, budgets, and communications to partners and potential doNors. 4. Provide programmatic support to the website partnership and participate in brainstorming and program development for BWS. This will include assistance with program planning, taking meeting minutes, helping with manuscript preparation, and drafting reports and summaries for other BWS projects. Learning opportunities: • Apply your journalism and communication skills to create compelling content on techNology for conservation and research. • Determine the potential and limitations of current and emerging techNologies, from independent research and directly from developers and conservationists at the cutting edge of their fields. • Strategies for online relationship building with a multi-sector community. • Explore ways that conservationists on the ground are addressing real-world wildlife-related challenges • Join the BWS team to discuss timely scientific articles and theories behind conservation biology in a weekly journal club. • Gain additional consensus-building and collaboration skills through opportunities in related projects.