Social Media & Photography Internship

Social Media & Photography Internship


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. The ideal candidate will also have strong photography skills and interest in spending time outdoors and will be expected to spend a portion of their time both in the office and in the field. 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 understanding of non-profit social media marketing and digital conservation advocacy. 


  • Create and execute 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.
  • Capture professional nature and event photography to be used for our website, blog, action alerts, print publications, social media profiles, email marketing etc.
  • 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.
  • Compile monthly reports, prepare spreadsheets, analyze and present data.
  • While limited, assist Membership and Fund Development programs with relevant administrative activities.


  • Currently pursuing or successfully completed a bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations, photography, or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
  • Previous photography experience recommended.
  • Familiarity or experience with Adirondack Park conservation issues helpful.


  • Full-time (35 hours per week with some flexibility).
  • 15 weeks (mid-May to the end of August), based on individual schedules.
  • Monthly stipend of $1500 to cover minimal housing and living costs. (Note: The stipend amount is pre-tax and includes a $500 housing allowance.)
  • Housing is not provided and a personal vehicle and laptop is required. Access to a personal camera is helpful.


To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to or by mail to The Adirondack Council, PO Box D-2, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. The application deadline for the Adirondack Council Summer Clarence Petty Social Media Internship application is Monday, April 1, 2019.  For additional information, email or call Mary at (518) 873-2240 x105.

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