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Communications and Outreach Intern- Seattle, WA

Organization: Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition

Position Title: Communications and Outreach Intern

Location: 1402 Third Ave, St 507, Seattle, WA, 98101, US

Hours and Compensation: 20 hours/week unpaid

Application Deadline: January 6, 2014


Organization Overview

Representing more than 280 environmental, business, and recreation groups, the Coalition works to protect parks, wildlife habitat and working farms throughout Washington. Since 1990, the Coalition has advocated for more than $1.1 billion in funding from the Washington State Legislature for over 1,100 neighborhood parks and ball fields, biking and walking trails, nature preserves, local beaches and boat launches, wildlife habitat, working farms and state parks.


Strengthen your organizing, outreach and communications skills. Learn about the state legislative process. Build your professional resume, and help protect the environment!

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, a nonprofit conservation group, seeks an enthusiastic and motivated intern to assist with grassroots and legislative outreach and communications.

We are committed to providing excellent skills development, networking assistance, informational interview referrals and professional references for successful candidates. Course credit may be available for university students.


  • Work with High-Powered Board: The Coalition’s 60 member board includes former Governors and Congressmen, sitting state legislators and businessmen and women. An ability to respectfully represent the Coalition is strongly desired.
  • Policy Experience: Interns will gain extensive knowledge of the legislative process – from policy development through implementation of statewide environmental policy, environmental protection and land conservation while building relationships with a wide range of people and organizations effectively collaborating to build these policies.
  • Communications: This internship is the perfect fit for someone determined to build messaging skills across various mediums. Create social media content; write opinion pieces, newsletter articles, and blog posts.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic or better understanding of content creation for social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc)
  • Strong editing and Internet research skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • High level of organization
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to respond well to guidance but work independently
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities

How to Apply

Qualified applicants may submit resume, cover letter and three writing samples (less than 3 pages each) attn: Frances Dinger to Please use “Communications and Outreach Internship” as your subject line. No phone calls please.

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.

Flexible start date after December 16. Three month internship preferred, but this can be adjusted to fit your university’s quarter or semester schedule.

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