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Media and Communications Strategy Intern
Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks a Media and Communications Strategy intern to work in our Boulder office.
Founded in 1989, WRA is a non-profit environmental law and policy organization. WRA's mission is to protect the West's land, air, and water. Our lawyers, scientists, and economists: 1) advance clean energy to reduce pollution and global climate change; 2) promote urban water conservation and river restoration; and 3) defend special public lands from energy development and unauthorized off-road vehicle travel. We collaborate with other conservation groups, hunters and fishermen, ranchers, Native people, and others to ensure a sustainable future for the West. We have offices in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Idaho.
Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, the Media & Communications Strategy Intern will assist with a variety of communications tasks, including but not limited to:
- Developing media relations strategies, including press releases and expert statements, media list expansion, blogger outreach, and press conferences (both in-person and telephone press conferences);
- Significant work on energy issues including building up the energy section of the WRA website and other related content development;
- Production and maintenance of new and unique communications tools, including online videos, "guerilla marketing," and other potential paid media tools;
- Expansion of WRA's online and social media presence, including development and maintenance of stand-alone websites on specific issues, in order to reach a wider audience of supporters, donors and journalists;
- Production and maintenance of communications to supporters, donors and potential donors.
We can't promise that the Media & Communications Strategy Intern won't have to lick a few envelopes from time to time, but we guarantee that you will gain real real-world experience, make great contacts, and spend your time at WRA working on projects that will make a difference in the world (or at least the Western U.S.).
Applicants should have a strong interest in communications and nonprofit work; should be creative and unafraid to try new things; and should abhor a cliché while always seeking a different and fresh approach to problems and opportunities. Other qualifications we would like are:
- Communications and media knowledge and experience
- Familiarity with electronic communications programs and social media
- Excellent research, writing, editing, and organization skills
- Ability to work well under deadline
This is a for-credit/ unpaid internship. Please submit cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to Joanna.Nasar@westernresources.org
Western Resource Advocates seeks self-motivated law students for litigation and policy work in our Boulder, Colorado office. Under the supervision of Western Resource Advocates attorneys, legal interns will assist with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:
- Researching and drafting briefs, motions, and memoranda;
- Assisting Western Resource Advocates' advocacy in multiple forums (including federal court, state court, and state and federal agencies) regarding a diverse scope of issues such as energy development, federal permitting, water law, land use, and other topics;
- Assisting with implementation of actions, initiatives, strategies, and campaigns to advance the efforts of Western Resource Advocates and client organizations to conserve natural resources and protect the environment.
Successful applicants will have an opportunity to make a difference working on cutting edge issues and cases across the Interior West.
Internships are open to law students who have completed at least two semesters of law school. Excellent writing and organizational skills are required. Litigation experience and knowledge of environmental law, water law, energy law, public utility law, and/or public lands law are strongly preferred.
Internships are unpaid. For-credit externship opportunities may be available in coordination with the applicant's law school.
Please note: we are no longer accepting applications for the summer 2013 semester; however, we encourage qualified students to apply for subsequent semesters.
To apply for subsequent semesters, submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (not co-authored) and three professional references to: Rob.Harris@westernresources.org.