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Position Available: Communications Specialist Internship

Flint Riverkeeper®, Inc. (FRk) is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to restore and preserve the habitat, water quality and flow of the Flint River for the benefit of current and future generations and dependent wildlife. FRk has 501(c)3 corporate status from the USIRS, is a registered non-profit corporation with the State of Georgia, and is a fully-licensed member of the Waterkeeper® Alliance. FRk also serves in a leadership capacity in the Georgia Water Coalition, and is a member of EarthShare of Georgia.

FRk is offering an internship opportunity to enhance organizational communications strategies while offering a non-profit advocacy experience to a college-student candidate.

The Communications Specialist intern will work closely with the Director of Development and Outreach in addition to the Administrative Manager.

Outreach to membership and the general river-using public is a major component of the organization’s success in fundraising, education, advocacy victories and organizational branding.

Application Process

A cover letter for this position must be emailed (only) to jessica@flintriverkeeper.org . Submission should include a cover letter stating intended intern goals, details of course requirements (i.e. minimum hours, end project, declared major), affiliated school, name of professor responsible for student’s internship oversight, and any areas of interest related to FRk’s work.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Development to establish an 18- 24 month Communications Plan that offers outreach activities and timelines to be used in all media platforms. This Plan should align with FRk’s 2019-21 Strategic Plan objectives.
  • Must be a creative-thinker while applying known communications strategies to the established programs and branding of Flint Riverkeeper.
  • Understand that no social media posts, written or recorded communications to any media outlet, or verbal sharing of information is allowed without approval from the Executive Director. The intern will not serve as an official spokesperson of the organization without the Executive Director’s consent on the subject matter.

Compensation

This is a non-paying internship opportunity, although some travel costs affiliated with successful engagement for both FRk and the intern will be provided.

Location and Working Hours

The offices of FRk are located in Albany, GA; however, staff and Board are located throughout and slightly outside of the watershed to better represents the interests of the entire Flint River basin. This internship will not require all work to completed at the Albany office, although face-to-face time is valued and will be scheduled at the convenience of the intern and staff. Telecommuting is an efficient means to be productive, with the understanding that self-supervision is vital.  Work product will be completed as necessary to meet deadlines.  Collaborative work is most productive during normal business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5pm). Some special occasions for meetings and events may offer rewarding experiences beyond normal work hours.

Organization

The mounting threats facing the Flint River watershed helped shape a sense of urgency in the decision to create FRk in 2008. Organized by a passionate group of landowners, sportsmen and business leaders, Flint Riverkeeper was established to address the various issues that impact the river and its tributaries.  The Flint River, associated tributaries, and aquifers provide water for drinking, swimming, fishing, commercial, industrial and agricultural pursuits for in excess of one million people.

FRk works within the entire 8,460 square-mile Flint watershed, comprising much of West and South Georgia. Beginning at East Point, near Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, the Flint flows over 340 miles to the Georgia and Florida border where it mingles with the Chattahoochee River at Lake Seminole to form the Apalachicola River.

FRk was formed to be, and operates as, the premier advocacy organization for Georgia’s Flint River.

You can learn more about FRk at www.flintriverkeeper.org and the Waterkeeper® Alliance at www.waterkeeper.org.

Non-Discrimination Policy

FRk is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees, volunteers or applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, political affiliation, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or age.

The Flint River needs YOU! And so does FRk.

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