Clarence Petty Communications & Social Media Intern Position

Clarence Petty Communications & Social Media Intern Position

LOCATIONElizabethtown, NY or remote

TERM: Summer; 10-week commitment between mid-May to September (dependent on candidate’s schedule) 

HOURS: 40 hours/week (with some flexibility) 

FUNDING: Interns are compensated at $11.87/hour

HOUSING: Housing is not provided but we can provide assistance with the search 

DEADLINE: March 31, 2020. We will notify applicants by April 15, 2020 to let them know if they will be moving forward in the process. 


The Clarence Petty Social Media Intern will assist the Marketing and Communications Department with social media outreach and engagement, blog research and writing, and outreach activities. Over the course of the summer semester, the intern will execute a comprehensive social media campaign designed to expand the effectiveness of one of our advocacy efforts (i.e. overuse, clean water, climate change) and to expand our network. 

Whenever possible, the internship will be tailored to match individual interests and backgrounds to help interns achieve their future professional goals. At the end of the internship, the intern will leave with a strong comprehension of non-profit social media marketing and digital conservation advocacy.   


  • Create and lead a comprehensive social media campaign to boost the advocacy efforts on an issue such as overuse, clean water, climate change etc. and engage with target audiences to create meaningful change. 
  • Assist with social media outreach and engagement across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube.  
  • Research and write content for the Adirondack Council blog and other relevant content marketing opportunities. 
  • Analyze and present data, compile monthly reports, prepare spreadsheets. 
  • If applicable, capture, create and edit video footage, photos, and graphics to be shared through online channels.  
  • While limited, assist Membership and Fund Development programs with relevant administrative activities.  


  • Currently pursuing or successfully completed a bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field. 
  • Excellent written communication skills, and outstanding interpersonal skills.  
  • Passion for conservation advocacy and environmental causes. 
  • Attentive to detail, well organized, and able to multitask and respond to sudden deadlines and rapidly changing objectives. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter required. 
  • Photography and videography skills not required, but is encouraged.  
  • Understanding of the Adirondacks is preferable but not a requirement.  


To apply, please submit your resume and complete our online application HERE. 

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