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Position title :Public Affairs Assistant
Deadline to apply :Applications accepted on rolling basis
Town, City, Park, etc :Elkins
State / Territory :West Virginia
Attachments/Supplemental Materials :Public Affairs Assistant - Elkins WV (final)
Organization/Program Description :
Do you have oral and written communications skills? Do you enjoy working with people and providing customer service?
The Corps Network (TCN) is looking for a professional and detail-oriented Resource Assistant to provide communications support at a national forest. This internship position will process correspondence, handle merchandise sales, and engage the public.
What is the Resource Assistant Program (RAP)?
Particular attention will be given to ensure full representation of women and participants from historically Black, Hispanic, and Native American schools or other schools with diverse student populations. Resource assistants work under the supervision of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work that demonstrates leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication. Through collaboration, training, and mentorship Resource assistants gain the tools to launch their natural and cultural resource careers.
Job Duties :
Assists public affairs officer with outreach to local communities and schools, coordinates updates to websites and social media, staffs an information desk, works with databases and mail lists, provides basic photography, and prepares maps using geographic information systems. Intern will research, write, and edit communication products. Provide editorial support for various reports, documents, and fact sheets. Use a variety of communications tools to share information with the public regarding special use permits. Develop and help execute multi-channel social media strategies. Create, edit, and produce videos related to conservation projects. Assist the Forest Service Staff and Partners to communicate verbally in a persuasive and passionate manner to various external audiences (Partner organizations, media/journalists, students, potential employees of conservation organizations, etc.).
Existing video editing skills beneficial, not required. Excellent oral and written communication. Demonstrated familiarity in website design, development, and maintenance. Demonstrated experience in the preparation of professional presentations, fact sheets, website content, and other communication materials. Experience with graphic design programs preferred, but not required. A bachelor’s degree, or higher degree, in communication, journalism, or related field. Ability to interpret diversity in the conservation workforce.
Additional Benefits :
- Health insurance benefits
- Housing allowance