U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Actively Recruiting:

Position title :
Interpretative Media Intern

Deadline to apply :
February 11, 2021

Type of Position :
Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc :
Marble Falls & Eagle Lake

State / Territory :

Attachments/Supplemental Materials :
USFWS-Balcones-Outreach-2.21 (1)

Organization/Program Description :

Do you have experience in writing, photography, and social media with a love for public lands? Share the unique natural resources and species within the Texas Hill Country near Austin, TX, at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and the coastal prairie of Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge in Eagle Lake, Texas. As a virtual engagement intern for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, create meaningful content and opportunities for connection through the refuges’ social media and website presence.

By converting traditionally in-person special events to virtual experiences, the selected intern will weave together refuge management practices such as bird banding, prescribed re, wildlife monitoring, invasive species removal, and more through digital media to connect the public to deeper meanings associated with the sites and species.

Position Description :

We are looking for resourceful applicants who are working toward or recently completed a degree and have a passion for connecting kids to the outdoors. The 2020-2021 school year presents new opportunities and challenges we are excited to solve. The intern will need to work both independently and in small groups, while using digital conferencing platforms. Comfort in front of a camera, basic video editing and digital content development skills are desired. Demonstrated cultural competence, including experience working with students from diverse cultures, are desired.

The hourly pay will be $13.02

Requirements :

Preferred Qualications:

Candidates must have experience in interpretative writing and digital editing. A valid driver’s license is required. Applicants will receive first consideration with academic disciplines and areas of interest related to this position: writing, photography, education, history, botany, biology, communication, graphic design and/or working with the public and partners. A personal vehicle is highly recommended.

Dates, hours & location of work: 1500 hours to be completed by the end of the internship. Anticipated period of work is March 2021-October 2021 with some flexibility in dates. Work hours generally will be 8am-4pm Monday-Friday; some weekend and evening hours may be needed for events. At least initially, work will be virtual because of COVID-19. When in-person work is possible, work location will be at the headquarters office/visitor information center at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and the headquarters office of Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge.

Contact Information :

Contact IIC Southern Utah University at [email protected] and/or 435-586-7829.