Mass Audubon South Coast Sanctuaries
1280 Horseneck Road
Mass Audubon’s Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary is seeking a Special Events Intern to work alongside staff and volunteers to help plan, prepare and execute our largest fundraiser, the Duck Derby. The Sanctuary protects over 1000 acres that encompass a barrier beach, a large coastal salt pond, and forested uplands at a rural location in southeastern Massachusetts. The internship will consist largely of marketing, publicity, event planning, advance sales, and execution of the event.
Responsibilities include sales of duck “adoptions” at various locations throughout the community, submitting social media and public relations updates, supporting volunteer sub-committees and assisting with components of the event including the silent auction, tent festival, 5k road race and kid’s obstacle course. Intern will have the opportunity to learn from other summer interns and staff about ecological management initiatives and on-the-ground wildlife monitoring. As a member of a team, some office support, custodial, and animal care tasks will be shared. Students seeking experience working for a nonprofit conservation organization and/or event planning are encouraged to apply.
Individuals with an interest in event planning, sales and/or marketing or related field(s) preferred. Applicants must be outgoing, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be comfortable in a sales environment. Requirements include strong interpersonal skills, strong computer skills, flexibility, creativity, self-motivation, a sense of humor and willingness to learn. Intern should be comfortable working independently as well as part of the Sanctuary team. Certification in CPR/first aid desired. The internship start/end dates are flexible beginning in May/June and running steadily through August; a commitment of approximately 3-5 days/week including some weekends is required. The optimal schedule for this position is Wednesday - Sunday.