Communications & Social Media Intern

Posted on December 11th, 2015

A little about us: is the original free citizen science platform, with the longest history of customizing and co-creating tools together with our users. provides customizable tools, wizards, tutorials, webinars, and fora (you say forums, I say fora) to guide the project coordinator and citizen scientist through the scientific process, from hypothesis testing to data analysis, all on one convenient place on the internet. We support 200+ projects internationally, in which trained volunteers and scientists answer local, regional, and global questions, inform natural resource decisions, advance scientific understanding, and improve environmental education. Join our team today!

The position: The Communications and Social Media Intern will work closely with the Director and staff of to develop the organization’s social media presence, while learning about citizen science projects nationally and globally. This includes managing the organization’s social media (Facebook, Twitter) and writing a weekly citizen-science related blog post.

Other responsibilities include:
• Advancing the messaging and branding of CSU’s
• Assisting in development of electronic marketing pieces
• Launching new media channels
• Drafting and recording of online tutorials for the online platform

We are looking for a current CSU student, available Spring 2015, with the potential for extension into summer. This opportunity is currently unpaid but is eligible for academic credit. Interns will ideally work 10 hours/week.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Be social media savvy, particularly with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, and blog;
• Have an understanding of social media monitoring tools, the importance of a hashtag and a Klout score;
• Be able to track and pull analytics reports using HootSuite, Google Analytics, and report results and suggest new ideas to our team;
• Demonstrate the ability to create compelling content; and
• Have basic photo editing skills.

Minimum qualifications:
• Pursuing degree in digital marketing, marketing, journalism, science writing, or related field;
• Willingness and ability to work with a team;
• Strong work ethic and commitment to detail;
• Well organized;
• Creative;
• Excellent written/verbal skills; and
• Interested in ecology or conservation science.

Students will be brought on as unpaid interns the Spring, with the option of being hired on for paid work in the Summer. Preferred work commitment of two or more semesters.

To apply, please email a resume (with relevant experience and 3 professional or academic references), as well as a cover letter (indicating your interest and skills), by January 22, 2016 to BOTH:

Gregory Newman, Director,
Rina Hauptfeld, Program Manager,

Include SPRING 2016 SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP in the subject line.