OZARKS OUTDOORS COMMUNICATION INTERN

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We offer Internships for SUMMER, FALL, SPRING, or one full academic year.

UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS is located amid the beautiful rolling Ozark & Ouachita Mountains in Northwestern Arkansas, near the Buffalo, Piney, Mulberry & Arkansas Rivers. Within an hour drive are over 20 public recreation areas, 7 wildlife management areas, 5 state parks, our country’s first National Wild and Scenic River and the 218- mile Ozark Highlands thru-hiking trail.

OZARKS OUTDOORS is our campus center for outdoor education and recreation center servicing students, staff, faculty & Northwestern Arkansas communities. We offer outdoor and environmental classes, degrees, training and adventures as well as equipment rental and career services. Our mission is to provide adventure and leadership for our communities and earth.

OUTDOOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENCES we offer include...
Hiking, Camping & Backpacking
Bouldering, Climbing & Rappelling
Mountain Biking
Kayaking, Canoeing & Stand Up Paddle Boarding
ASHI Wilderness Medicine Training
ACA Swift Water Rescue Training
NASAR & FEMA Emergency Management
Environmental Conservation & Rehabilitation

WHAT MAKES OUR INTERNSHIP UNIQUE is the access you will have to everything!
WE’RE REMOTE. Imagine being surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes with single-track trail and stream access off the literal corner of campus.
WE MENTOR. The Director personally orients you to the program, gives you feed- back on your performance, and offers career counseling. Additionally, you will meet personally with a specialist in Fund Raising, Student Life, Business Affairs, Web Design, Communications, Public Relations and Presidential Staff.
WE’RE YOUNG. The 2013-14 academic year is our 3rd official year of programming. You will gain the experience of having 2 successful programming years as well as a ground-up view of how to found then further develop a new program.
WE COLLABORATE both nationally and regionally, giving you ample opportunity to network with the Arkansas Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, National Forest Service, Johnson County Office of Emergency Management and others.

Responsibilities

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES include assisting the Director with online program marketing and advertisement. Familiarity with graphic design and basic HTML code is helpful but not required. Specific program areas Communications Intern will engage include...
SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT with webmaster & communication faculty support;
PUBLIC RELATIONS & OUTREACH, presenting the overall program to area stakeholders;
FUNDRAISING, collaborating in identifying & stewarding gifts with our Advancement Team; ...as well as Event Planning, Graphic Design, Outdoor Education & Recreational Services.

COMPENSATION for working 30 hours per week—in addition to documentable work experience, networking opportunities and professional references—will be...
HOUSING in the program BaseCamp cabin, which is equipped with private bunkroom and shared kitchenette, bathroom, common room with television and Wi-Fi.
FOOD, during normal operating hours, through the campus dining hall operated by award-winning Aramark food services, most dietary needs accommodated.


Within this university outdoor education and recreation context, interns will also gain experience in:

* Entry-Level Program Management
* Event Planning
* Supervising & Coordinating Events
* Rental Operations
* Public Relations
* Education & Outreach
* Fundraising & Development
* Online Marketing & Communications


FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, please send a professional letter of interest with your resume and unofficial transcripts to…

Jamie Lewis Hedges
Director of Outdoor & Environmental Experiences
jhedges@ozarks.edu

VISIT US IN PERSON at 415 N College Avenue, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830 or
ONLINE at www.outdoors.ozarks.edu or…Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flicker, and YouTube.

Requirements

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS for eligibility as an intern include your…
Being at least 20 Years of Age
Possessing a Valid Driver’s License
Cumulative 3.0 GPA or Better in Relevant Degree with Internship in Curriculum
Having Completed Lower-Level Coursework & Half Upper-Level Coursework
Ability to Work Flexible, Unpredictable Hours
Ability to Carry Heavy Objects Weighing up to 75 Pounds
Excellent Writing, Communication & Interpersonal Skills
A current 70-hour Wilderness First Responder Certification is helpful but not required.

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