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Public Relations/Media Intern- Remote

Organization: Andean Tapir Fund

Position Title: Public Relations/Media Intern, Wild Horse and Burro Advocacy

Location: remote- We will interact primarily by phone, email and via Skype, so there is no need to travel or to relocate for this position.

Hours and Compensation: 5 hours/week, unpaid

Application Deadline: October 8, 2013

Dates: October 8, 2013- December 17, 2013 (possibility of extension)


Organization Overview

The mission of the Andean Tapir Fund is to protect the wild horses and burros of the American West (as well as other members of the Order Perissodactyla including the tapirs). The Wild Free-Roaming Horse & Burro Act of 1971 mandated that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) protect the wild horses and burros on our public land. Around 70 million acres of public land should have been originally allocated for wild horses and burros in 12 Western states.


As the Public Relations / Media Intern, you will identify, locate and contact radio and TV stations, newspapers and blog sites and ask them to interview our founder and the author of a book on the wild horses and burros. In some cases, you will also help to formulate and forward press releases, news alerts and other announcements. Most communications will be done via phone and email.

In addition, you may periodically interact with our social media team for your input on how we conduct these campaigns.

The person who takes on this position will end up learning a lot about various media and how to work with them to help generate public relations and publicity on one or more key issues.


Outgoing personality, a passion for wild horses and burros and for this issue, and a willingness to reach out to others.

Creativity and resourcefulness


While this is an unpaid internship, the successful candidate who works in this position will receive a number of benefits:

  • An excellent opportunity to work for an organization that is involved in conservation, environmental protection, ecology, biological diversity and species preservation;
  • The satisfaction of working on a very important cause—one that could help to save the wild horses and burros and allow them to remain safely on our public lands for generations;
  • You’ll learn a lot on how a powerful and effective web site, social media and public relations campaign can help to educate the broader public on an organization and an important issue, help shape public opinion, mobilize people to take action and in some cases, help to shape public policy on that issue;
  • Work with a team to implement and improve your work;
  • Meet new and interesting people;
  • Receive a letter of recommendation upon the successful completion of this project.

How to Apply

E-mail Ronn Brourman at with a brief summary of your interests and why you would like to work on this project.

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