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Shoal Creek Conservancy, Communications Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11309

Fri, January 8, 2016

The Shoal Creek Conservancy ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2013 with the mission of restoring, protecting and enhancing the ecological, social and cultural vibrancy of Shoal Creek for the people of Austin, Texas by engaging the public and partnering with the community. We seek to achieve this mission through activities that maintain and improve the Shoal Creek trail and greenway; enhance the public’s enjoyment of the Creek; and restore the watershed. Shoal Creek is the city’s oldest trail and extends for approximately four miles through the heart of Austin, Texas. 

Description: Shoal Creek Conservancy seeks an intern with strong writing skills and knowledge and understanding of communications strategies, the digital media landscape, including various social media websites, and graphic design. The intern will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and administer marketing and communications campaigns for the Conservancy. The position is available to undergraduate or graduate as well as recent graduates. 

Assist with the development and execution monthly social media campaigns 
Monitor and evaluate social media effectiveness 
Help maintain and update the Shoal Creek Conservancy website 
Research and develop ways to improve engagement and site traffic 
Assist with drafting the monthly e-newsletter to send to Shoal Creek supporters 
Promote fundraising events, volunteer opportunities, work days and programming and other events in coordination with the Volunteer Coordinator Intern and the Executive Director 
Assist with the development of marketing materials 
Work with the Executive Director to develop the Conservancy enterprise activities 
Improve the Conservancy’s list of local media contacts 
Draft media releases and organize media events as appropriate 

Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills 
Experience with Word Press a plus 
Direct experience working with social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) 
Graphic design experience and proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop 
Preferably a marketing, communications, journalism or Public Relations major 
Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects 
Enthusiasm for the Conservancy’s mission 

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires a minimum semester/summer commitment 

Hours: At least 15 hours a week, preferably two to three times a week in the office 

Stipend: $1000 per semester/summer 

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    University of Texas at Austin
    FAC 18
    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508