Communications Internship

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Indiana Wildlife Federation
708 E. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN
Application Deadline: August 4, 2014
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 09/02/14 — 12/08/14 (Flexible)

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Description

Common Sense Conservation Since 1938
Mission Statement:
To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana’s wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.
The Indiana Wildlife Federation is a statewide, non-profit conservation organization. Our membership comprises individuals, businesses, conservation clubs and organizations dedicated to the wise use of Indiana’s natural resources.
We support Common Sense Conservation through our commitment to continue Teddy Roosevelt’s idea to wisely use our country’s natural resources, to use but not abuse.
IWF promotes hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and other outdoor activities where Hoosiers are able to enjoy and benefit from nature. Using wildlife management techniques we encourage establishing and enhancing habitat to maintain a healthy and sustainable environment.
The Indiana Wildlife Federation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by membership, donations and grants.
The Indiana Wildlife Federation has a distinguished history of working with the Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana State Legislators to provide a voice for our members on conservation concerns that affect outdoor recreation interests. Through “grassroots action” we work to enhance the quality of life for all Hoosiers.
We work hard to keep members and the public informed about issues that need immediate attention and about IWF events and volunteer opportunities.
IWF is looking for a Communication Intern to assist with our organization's communications such as social media, membership emails, website content, newsletters, etc...
The internships would be a part-time, unpaid position from tentatively September to December 2014. An opportunity to extend the internship may be offered.

Responsibilities

• IWF social media outreach, including Facebook, Twitter and others
• Updates to IWF website content including event calendar, news articles, bill watch updates, etc.
• Research and write articles for our quarterly newsletter, Hoosier Conservation.
• Assist with organization and execution of our Affiliate Congress in September and other events.
• Compose emails and news updates for engaging and informing our members, donors and friends.
• Explore ways to engage and expand our member/donor/friend network.
• Data entry and other administrative communication duties.
• Other responsibilities based on interest areas and organization needs.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or degree in progress in communications, journalism, environmental studies, natural resources or a related field
• Interest in conservation, wildlife and wildlife habitat or other environmental and natural resource issues
• Strong writing and research skills
• Detail-oriented
• Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
• Ability to effectively coordinate and organize multiple projects and tasks
• Proficient in written and oral communication
• Proficiency in basic computer programs and skills including Microsoft Office.
• Experience with Photoshop, database, layout and web software, video editing and a variety of online social media is a plus

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