Environmental Nonprofit Science Communications Intern

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Coastal Watershed Council
345 Lake Ave., Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: August 02 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Coastal Watershed Council (CWC) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to preserve and protect coastal watersheds through community stewardship, education and monitoring. CWC founded the San Lorenzo River Alliance, a coalition made up of environmental organizations, local government and partners in arts and business organizations, to transform Santa Cruz County’s relationship with its largest watershed from one of apathy and disdain to one of respect, recreation, and restoration. Our office is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor.

As a Science Communications Intern, you will expand the impact of CWC monitoring and restoration efforts by growing our communication strategy and toolkit. This internship focuses on increasing accessibility of watershed science for the community through stimulating and effective visual media. This internship will assist with both the monitoring program and CWC’s outreach.

Responsibilities

Strong applicants for the media internship have experience with video creation and editing. Intern will be responsible for:
• Directing audio, video and image content for social media and e-newsletter content for volunteer recruitment and training.
• Creating bite-sized videos demonstrating water quality monitoring and sampling techniques to the public.
• Working with the River Scientist Alev Bilginsoy to develop content that demonstrates and educates on healthy riparian habitat and restoration methods.
• Developing strategy and for graphic communications of technical water quality reporting into accessible and impactful public announcements and implementing new reporting mechanisms.
• Propagating a San Lorenzo River native species almanac with visual media.
• Creative storytelling with CWC staff, board and volunteers in the field for promotional use.

Requirements

Strong interest in environmental preservation and protection, Microsoft Office, strong written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, team-player.

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