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October 1, 2014

Industry: Non-Profit
Experience: College Media
Washington St.
Salary: Unpaid
Ad Expires:
April 08, 2013
Job ID: 1460744

Title:               Social Media/ Communications Intern

FLSA:             Non-Exempt    

Reports to:      Senior Campaigner and/or Administrative and Campaign Associate

ForestEthics’ Stop SFI Greenwash Campaign is looking for a creative, dedicated, and organized individual to join our team as a social media/ communications intern. The intern will provide support to the Senior Campaigner and Communications Coordinator on progressive outreach campaigning using social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc) as well as other communications outputs such as website content, newsletters, listserve, and press releases. Specific focus will be on launching a new and exciting social media campaign!

Specifically, the Social Media/ Communications Intern will: Employ creativity and resourcefulness in strengthening the Stop SFI Greenwash Campaign’s web presence; Actively use Twitter and Facebook for outreach; Contribute to the drafting of press releases and newsletters; Research social media tools/ strategies used by variety of sectors to identify areas of best practice and make recommendations; Monitor relevant news and information on the campaign; Support website maintenance and update/ monitor social media tools; and, Support general office and administrative tasks.


Beyond ideal qualifications for all ForestEthics interns listed above, the Social Media/ Communications Internship will have:

  • An open, dynamic, and entrepreneurial work ethic
  • Passion for Web 2.0 technologies and creating social movements with new media
  • Established presence/experience in several of the following social spaces: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, MySpace, Flickr, Google Buzz, LinkedIn.


Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The duration of each internship depends on the needs of the intern and ForestEthics’ program. A minimum two-month commitment is required and applicants available for longer commitments are encouraged. Interns will conduct research and writing, provide administrative assistance, attend meetings, and undertake other tasks as necessary, under the direction of the relevant programmatic staff. 

Ideal candidates will have:


·       Enthusiasm for and commitment to ForestEthics’s mission and goals

·       Some knowledge, practical or academic, of the program area in which s/he applies to work

·       Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills

·       The ability to complete all tasks (mundane to substantive) in a careful, timely manner

·       Experience working in an office, coupled with an ability to undertake multiple tasks, sometimes under time pressure

·       A sense of humor, an ability to work well in teams, and a desire to work in an informal environment

·       The ability to work at least 8 hours/week

·       Fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable but not required


Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:

Jim Ace


1329 N State Street, #302

Bellingham, WA 98225

360-734-2951 x 202

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