Black Swamp Conservancy Events and Communications Internship

The Events and Communications Internship is a one-semester, unpaid position open to students wishing to gain experience in event planning and management, along with general communications programming. Intern will spend eight hours per week at the Conservancy, preferable two four-hour time periods. Other scheduling will be coordinated with staff. The Conservancy is located at 4825 Sugar Ridge Rd., Pemberville, Ohio, south of Perrysburg.

About Black Swamp Conservancy

Founded in 1993, the Black Swamp Conservancy’s mission is to protect and preserve natural and agricultural lands in northwest Ohio for the benefit of future generations.

The Conservancy is a non-profit land trust dedicated to protecting agricultural land and natural areas, now and for future generations. We do this to preserve the rural heritage, unique natural habitats, and lakes and streams of northwest Ohio.

By protecting our valuable land and water resources, we hope to support healthy communities with strong, sustainable economies including agriculture and ecotourism. As a nonprofit organization we rely on the support of landowners, donors, and partnerships with other conservation organizations. We strive to be a wise investment for our supporters, whether they are giving us their land, time, or money.

The Conservancy currently protects more than 125 properties covering 16,750 acres and representing some of our region’s finest family farms, wetlands, woodlands and other open spaces. We have many other projects in process including large-scale restoration projects. For more information, please visit www.blackswamp.org.

Black Swamp Conservancy’s office is dog-friendly and located on a protected property south of Perrysburg, Ohio, surrounded by woodlands and prairie.

 Position Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Position will report to the Events and Communications Coordinator
  • Assist with the execution of special events, fundraisers and other programs
  • Occasional development of written recommendations pertaining to events and other matters
  • Assist with internal and external communications, content and materials, including newsletters, news releases, correspondence and digital content
  • Help with social media account management, along with making recommendations of additional channels to employ for Conservancy messaging
  • Work with volunteer programming, including maintenance of records and preparation of communications to volunteers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Adobe software, along with other graphics programs
  • Experience in posting to social media sites, website content management systems, email databases, etc.
  • Good writing and persuasive skills
  • An interest in and knowledge of nature and outdoor recreation

Contact

Julie Pompa, APR
Events and Communications Coordinator
Black Swamp Conservancy
PO Box 332
Perrysburg, OH 43552-0332
419-833-1025

jpompa@blackswamp.org
www.blackswamp.org

http://www.facebook.com/BlackSwampConservancy

Add comment Posted in  Internships ,Study and Learn December 6, 2017

Nature Conservancy Outreach and Educational

OFFICE LOCATION Berkey, Ohio (OH), USA

a Little About Us

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.YOUR POSITION WITH TNCThe Outreach and Education Seasonal assists in implementing tactics related to outreach and education in the Oak Openings region in accordance with current grant deliverables.

Essential Functions

The Outreach and Education Seasonal implements outreach and educational strategies that engage local communities in conservation and communicates the objectives of the Green Ribbon Initiative and The Nature Conservancy. The seasonal position will assist the Green Ribbon Initiative Partnership Specialist in achieving deliverables of multiple grants and help reinforce the efforts of the Green Ribbon Initiative and the Oak Openings Project Team. Many of the tasks will be geared toward increasing the participation of landowners in the Oak Openings Landowner Registry program, enrolling participants in the Adopt-A-Natural Areas program, improving public understanding of the benefits of nature in their community, empowering citizens to take action locally and connecting people to their globally rare surroundings. This is a six month, hourly position working between 25 and 40 hours/week based on project needs and the availability of the chosen applicant.

Responsibilities And Scope

  • Assist in writing/producing content for external communications such as news stories for the GRI e-newsletter, social media webpages, press releases, outreach letters, and/or brochures. Work with staff to update and/or generate text for website
  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary
  • May create videos and other multimedia communications to supplement news stories
  • Assist in general office duties and logistical support for the Oak Openings Project Team such as assisting in grant required documents and database entry
  • May assist with event planning such as training workshops, landowner workshops, and other events.
  • Serve as a member of the Green Ribbon Initiative Education and Outreach Subcommittee.
  • Supervises no staff, but may help assist staff, volunteers, temporary staff, landowners and partners of the Green Ribbon Initiative.
  • Makes day to day decisions as delegated by supervisor.
  • Opportunity to act independently on assigned tasks.
  • May work under infrequent supervision
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations for long periods of time in isolated settings, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances
  • May assist with monitoring, restoration work and/or other grant required tasks

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to demonstrate excellence in verbal and written communication
  • High school diploma and one year of related experience.
  • Must be comfortable talking to a diverse group of people such as landowners, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office application in a PC format
  • Excellent attention to detail and good organizational skills.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certification as required (e.g. First Aid, CPR, herbicide application, and driver’s license).
  • Must be able to handle sensitive information responsibly.

Desired Qualifications

  • Public speaking.
  • Familiarity with Access Database
  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Familiarity with various tools (motorized and non-motorized) used in land management field.
  • Familiarity with regional invasive plants.
  • Familiarity with online social media (trends, targets, appropriate uses).
  • Experience writing and/or editing publications and related materials.
  • Ability to drive manual transmission vehicle or ability to learn.

AUTO SAFETY POLICY

This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers .Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee’s motor vehicle record.To apply to this position, please visit www.nature.org/careers and click on Current Job Opportunities. Please submit your resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

Add comment Posted in  Internships ,Jobs ,Paid ,Study and Learn November 27, 2017

BGSU Recreation and Wellness Marketing–Historian

Position Title:  Marketing – Historian

Marketing – Historian is a one semester unpaid position open to current BGSU students. The position can be, but does not need to be, used to fulfill academic credit (practicum, internship, co-op, etc.).

 Main Purpose:

Assist with researching, developing, drafting, and editing of a history of recreation at BGSU

Primary responsibilities or key duties (tasks performed regularly):

  1. Locate and evaluate a variety of primary and secondary historical sources critically
  2. Research and describe images and event details from existing department and archive materials
  3. Communicate ideas cogently and concisely both orally and in writing
  4. Outline historical information with detailed citations
  5. Apply skills to identify potential partners and individual contacts for oral interviews/information
  6. Identify the decision making process of a wide range of historical actors
  7. Produce written work that identifies, analyzes and explains political, social, economic, and cultural issues in a historical context
  8. Identify similarities and differences among trends, events, and periods
  9. Identify and explain connections between BGSU history and national trends
  10. Demonstrate ability to work well in a team
  11. Interact with diverse patronage of BGSU
  12. Promote the overall mission of the department and share in its passion for excellence

Additional duties (tasks performed occasionally):

  1. Record and transcribe personal oral histories
  2. Scan archival materials
  3. Learn digital file preservation techniques
  4. Research grant opportunities
  5. Share and receive constructive criticism
  6. Attend scheduled meetings
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

 Basic Qualifications:

  1. Ability to self-motivate with little or no supervision
  2. Takes initiative, accountable, reliable, organized, creative
  3. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  5. Attention to detail
  6. Ability to brainstorm, cooperate, and contribute in a team environment
  7. Possess and display professional mannerisms and a friendly demeanor

Additional Information:

  1. Business casual dress requirement
  2. Practicum students are invited to participate in the department’s Student Development and Leadership Program

Application Information:

  1. Apply online at ly/INgGGZ (http://jotformpro.com/form/33365837059968)
  2. A resume and writing sample are required for the online application

Add comment Posted in  Internships ,Study and Learn November 17, 2017

Sylvania Area Family Services Internships

Sylvania Area Family Services have unpaid internship positions for students in the following degree programs during the academic year.  We are looking for students in the following programs:  Human Development and Family Studies, Education, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Art, Sport Mgmt., Accounting, Social Work, Communication: PR & Marketing, Event Planning, and Business (Supply Chain Mgmt.). Yet we are open to all career fields.

The students will report to the Executive Director for training, and weekly programming schedules.  The intern positions will include working on facilitating four (4) development components for program development in areas that promote Sylvania Area Family Services.  The include:  PR and marketing, health and wellness, youth and family, household budgeting, and community gardening.  This will be incorporated with the interaction that takes place in our weekly food distribution, family and youth classes and in broadening awareness on how we serve.  Interaction with our families is crucial in helping build trust, self-esteem, empowerment and social interaction.  We also need to improve our friend-raising to help develop our philanthropic efforts as a non-profit.

**We also offer short term Service Learning Course projects from all majors.  These opportunities will be coordinated with the Executive Director each semester.  The service hours will be arranged with the Executive Director.  The roles and responsibilities will fall under more administrative needs and social services, rather than youth services.

**Our Summer Internship is a 20-hour a week internship with a 20-hour a week part-time position that pays $10.00 an hour for 12 weeks.  The position begins May 29, 2018 through August 15, 2018 working as a child-care staff member for the Summer Enrichment Camp Program.

Each intern will be required to have a FBI/BCI background check and complete First Aid & CPR/AED training, child abuse, and communicable disease certifications.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Under the supervision of the Family Youth Educator; you will coordinate and facilitate daily program activities.
  2. Under the supervision of the Family Youth Educator, engage with school-age kids grades 1st-6th during daily projects, and field trips.
  3. Under the supervision of the Family Youth Educator, take daily attendance, checking youth in and out of program.
  4. Under the supervision of the lead teacher, assist with planning and implementing educational, recreational, social, and cultural programs for youth throughout the 10-week summer enrichment camp for the summer position.
  5. Assist with Back to School Supply Back Pack and Family BBQ Program
  6. Set up supplies for each day at camp and serve breakfast and lunch

Internships for Criminal Justice students will work with our Youth Diversion Program, which sit in on intake appointments with our Coordinator, help with setting up guest speakers on topics of risky behavior and engage in one-on-one conversations with the students in the program to help establish positive outcomes in decision-making, self-esteem, anger management, and goal-setting.  The intern will also help maintain student’s files and completion of program.

Internships for Communication:  PR/Marketing will work closely with Executive Director to keep current the donor management software with emails of donors.  This software will also allow for email blasts, mailings, giving campaigns, fundraising, and event notifications. The position will also keep websites up today with current content, and routine maintenance.  The intern will also work on writing content for all social media accounts and regularly may be asked to post.  The intern will work to help build a broader audience.  This role will also work at keeping press releases up to day and building the media contacts current for radio, TV, and print.

The intern will also learn how to maintain the marketing budget for fundraisers as well as for the agency.

All interns will provide the Executive Director with the parameters of their internship provided to them by their advisor or school.  Each intern will be go through an orientation and given our policy and procedures for review and signing to work with Sylvania Area Family Services.

Each intern will be required to have a FBI/BCI background check, paid for by SAFS.  All interns who drive over 200 miles a week, will qualify for a gas card at the end of the semester and able to received food from our pantry each week.

Sylvania Area Family Services, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, Sylvania Area Family Services, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sylvania Area Family Services, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.  Improper interference with the ability of Sylvania Area Family Services’ employees to perform their duties may result in discipline up to an including discharge.

Add comment Posted in  Internships ,Paid ,Study and Learn November 17, 2017

Business and Technology Reporting Internship – Boston

American Graphics Institute offers a summer business and technology reporting internship for undergraduate and graduate journalism students. Interns cover technology and business news that relates to publishing, marketing, advertising, and media. We look for journalism students who have a solid foundation in writing and communication, and upon completion of the internship program will have a more comprehensive portfolio along with new skills gained through the summer program. This is a paid internship, with a pay rate of $700 per week. The internship runs from mid-June through mid-August. The term ranges from 8 to 10 weeks depending upon the academic schedule of the participant.

Deadline Nov. 30, 2017.

Add comment Posted in  Internships ,Jobs ,Paid ,Study and Learn November 8, 2017

Center for Innovative Food Technology Internship

Since 1995, the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) has provided a unique blend of business solutions, innovation and technical expertise to the food processing, agricultural and manufacturing sectors.  These services are designed to enhance the economic performance of the industries and create new jobs.

CIFT has worked with hundreds of food companies, equipment suppliers, service providers, university researchers, governmental agencies, legislators, general manufacturers and many more.  As a result, many new technologies have emerged, industry best practices have been established, and novel business approaches have been discovered.  Through an industry-driven methodology, businesses have benefited throughout Ohio and beyond.

The marketing and communications department at CIFT will hire one interested student for an internship during the spring 2018 (Jan. through May) term.  The following areas will be some of the responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintaining timely social media content.
  • Event planning.
  • Write/edit content for printed materials including flyers, newsletters, brochures, advertisements, speaker bios, signage, etc.
  • Assist marketing and communications department in various projects.
  • Perform other duties as directed (handling mailings, etc.).

We are limiting the program to one student during the spring 2018 term, so those interested should email a résumé to Jim Konecny at jkonecny@ciftinnovation.org.  Applicants should possess effective oral and written communication skills and demonstrated computer literacy.  In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate a working understanding of marketing and communications.

Add comment Posted in  Internships ,Study and Learn October 24, 2017

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Internship

Title:

Marketing and Communications Intern (unpaid)

Term:

Spring semester 2018 (actual dates to be determined with academic advisor)

Required Hours:

120 hours for 1 academic credit

Supervisory employees:

Gary Christy – guided by Kim Fatica and Vic Gideon as key mentors

Description:

This is an unpaid, non-employee position to be filled by a college student in the process of earning a degree in marketing or communications. Student must be enrolled at an institution of higher learning, pursuing this position for college credit. The student should expect to receive well-rounded exposure, instruction, and participation in daily operations of internal and external communications and marketing efforts.

Intern will report directly to a designated employee in the Marketing and Communications group, working primarily from the UH Television production studio and offices located in the Mather Building at UH Cleveland Medical Center.

The scope of activities associated with the internship position may include:

  • Video or audio production—videography, editing, audio recordings, and live broadcasts;
  • Technical support—operation of technical areas associated with live or recorded events;
  • Media relations for any of the UH Cleveland Medical Center entities;
  • Marketing production;
  • Live streaming production;
  • Support for live events;
  • Producing content for the UH Digital Work Place and social media.

Intern will be under the direction of a University Hospitals employee at all times and will not be permitted to act independently as a representative of UH, nor will she/he be permitted to disseminate any information or content without prior approval of a UH Marketing and Communications supervisor or director.

Intern must:

  1. Maintain professional behavior at all times;
  2. Learn and adhere to the UH culture at all times, keeping in mind that our patients’ safety, privacy, and wellness are the primary focus;
  3. Adhere to all hospital guidelines, including functioning within HIPAA laws.

Internship will end as a result of failure to meet any of the above expectations.

 

Add comment Posted in  Internships ,Study and Learn October 23, 2017

BGSU Social Media Team Internships

BGSU’s Social Media Team is looking for people interested in Social Media, Marketing, Video, and Design to join our team. We have 2 internships available for spring in this department as well. 

 **Applicants for the internship program look better when they have already had experience on the team.** The team meets once a week for about 30 minutes and covers various events around campus throughout the week. These are available for the team members to sign up for online so they can find things that they are interested in that also fit their schedule. 

Many jobs require experience with a larger brand social media team upon graduation. This is a great thing to add to a resume and a fun team to be a part of. Interested students should email their resume to bgsusocial@bgsu.edu along with a brief description of their social media experience.

Add comment Posted in  Internships ,Study and Learn October 20, 2017

National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) 2018 scholarships

NPPF will award eight $2,000 scholarships in the spring of 2018.

Deadline is Dec. 1, 2017

Our new online application is easy and fast!

  • Fill out the form
  • Arrange for letter of recommendation
  • Drag and drop pictures
  • Add video links

New this year:

  • College students, including seniors and graduate students are eligible for our eight $2,000 scholarships.
  • Did you enter the University of Missouri College Photographer of the Year Contest (cpoy.org)? Use the same content for NPPF.
  • Information and instructions at http://nppf.org/scholarship-competition/ 
  • Application can be edited and updated anytime
  • Awards announced during spring semester

Questions?: email jwbrown@nppf.org

Sincerely,
James W. Brown, Ph.D.
NPPF Scholarship Chairman

Add comment Posted in  Awards ,Scholarships October 20, 2017

Toledo Business Journal Internship

The Toledo Business Journal is seeking an unpaid intern for the Fall 2017 semester to assist with producing our monthly newspaper. Most work involves transcribing telephone interviews into a typewritten document, but other tasks may include retouching photos using Photoshop, preparing real estate reports, and searching for press releases. Interns will also be asked to prepare a business news story using internet research that may be published in the newspaper with their byline.

Candidates should be able to come into our office, located at 5660 Southwyck Blvd., for at least two hours twice a week. This schedule is extremely flexible to accommodate classes and other activities, but it is a good opportunity to gain professional experience.

Interested students should send a resume and writing samples to editor@toledobiz.com, or call 419-865-0972, ex. 21, for more information. We will then conduct a job interview at our office.

Add comment Posted in  Internships ,Study and Learn October 20, 2017

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