Community Engagement Internship Posted Feb 04
The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay , Traverse City, MI (remote)
 
POSITION IDENTIFICATION
Community Engagement Intern; part-time at $15/hour for 2 years; approximately 4 hours per week for 2 years with an additional 6 hours per week for approximately 16 weeks each spring; flexible start date (February/March); potential remote position with some in-person requirements

POSITION SUMMARY
The Community Engagement Intern will support a range of activities furthering The Watershed Center’s mission to advocate for clean water in Grand Traverse Bay and act to protect and preserve its watershed. S/he is responsible for supporting the staff’s outreach activities, coordinating trash clean-up events, creating content for social media, and coordinating volunteers. This position requires a genuine enthusiasm for The Watershed Center’s mission and the ability to project that enthusiasm to others. Strong attention to detail as well as interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effectively interact with and build trust and confidence among our audiences.
RESPONSIBILITIES
 Coordinate trash removal events over the course of a week at several sites along the Grand Traverse Bay shoreline and the Boardman River
 Work with landowners to obtain necessary permission to host trash removal events
 Coordinate local marketing and promotion for trash removal events, including press releases, social media, event calendars, and media alerts
 Recruit, track, and coordinate volunteers for trash removal events
 Inventory, order, provide, and maintain necessary equipment for trash removal events
 Create original content for TWC’s social media channels, website, newsletters, and print materials
 Assist with other essential tasks as needed, including water quality monitoring, data entry, advocacy tracking, and watershed education.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
 Experience in copywriting, editing, and proofreading preferred
 Experience with graphic design and production of marketing materials preferred
 Experience creating story maps and proficiency using ArcGIS preferred
 Interest in and familiarity with environmental policy (especially water quality policy) and local government processes preferred
 Extremely detail-oriented with strong organization and research skills
 Excellent prioritization and multi-tasking abilities
 Exceptional time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
 Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
 Exhibit professionalism with superior social and interpersonal skills
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Strong computer skills (familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Word-Press, Salesforce)
 Strong experience utilizing social media
 Able to work flexible hours

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