Environmental Communications Intern

  • Amigos de Bolsa Chica
  • Jun 03, 2020
Internship- Paid Communication - Public Outreach

Job Description

The Amigos de Bolsa Chica is one of the oldest and most successful environmental preservation

organizations in California. Our mission is to advocate the preservation, restoration, and

maintenance of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and to provide education about the importance

of the local ecosystem.

The Amigos have traditionally conducted free, public twice‐monthly wetland tours, as well as

Naturalist‐led private field trips for schools, scouts and other organizations since its inception in

1976. The FLOW (Follow and Learn about the Ocean and Wetland) Program was created to provide

an opportunity for Amigos members and local residents to learn more about coastal ecology, to

participate in the collection of scientific data and to get involved in environmental quality

monitoring efforts. FLOW Field Trips have been offered to both the public, scout groups, and school


COVID‐19 has changed our immediate and long‐term approaches to our environmental education

outreach efforts. We have an urgent need to adapt our programs for distance learning, for keeping

volunteers engaged and educators supported, and for keeping our volunteers, tour and field trip

participants safe.

The Environmental Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting in all of our

communication efforts, including but not limited to social media, Google Ad Grant campaigns,

emails and traditional newsletters. Under the supervision of the Administrative Director, the

Environmental Communications Intern work from a remote location. The position offers an

opportunity for using creativity to face unprecedented challenges, and the chosen candidate will

work with a dynamic team of individuals passionate about environmental preservation, education,

policy, and advocacy work. Students interested in the design and implementation of non‐profit

programming and outreach will gain the most from this position.


 Assist with the creation of promotional materials for electronic and print distribution

 Assist with the creation of advertising campaigns from beginning to end

 Assist identifying outreach needs and solutions unique to the Amigos de Bolsa Chica

 Monitor outcomes and effectiveness of these outreach efforts


 Ability to work from a remote location

 Strong skills in the use of social media

 Ability to transform imagination into strong verbal, writing and design skills

 Strong interest in environmental preservation and advocacy work

 Must be a student currently enrolled in a degree‐seeking program

 Experience working and communicating with people of all ages


Paid position, $12.00 per hour up to 10 hours per week, 12 week period beginning at hiring.

Application Procedure

 This position is available immediately for the summer of 2020.

To apply for this internship, send a resume, list of two references and a cover letter to

info@amigosdebolsachica.org with the subject line labeled: Environmental Internship Application:

[Your Name].

Job Level



$12.00/hr up to 10 hours per week, three‐month period

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