Science Communication Intern

Photo: Ben Thesing

White River watershed is home to hundreds of miles of streams and rivers designated as Ecologically Sensitive Waterbodies, providing habitat for numerous threatened, endangered, and endemic aquatic species. Our advocacy work to better protect these resources requires educating the public about biodiversity, threats, and solutions. 


We are seeking an eager individual who is passionate about water quality, freshwater fish, and aquatic invertebrates! Our Science Communication intern will work closely with the Waterkeeper and Digital Media and Marketing intern to develop digital content for social media, newsletters, website, press, and other outreach materials. 

 

Internship is unpaid, but we are happy to help with any documentation needed for you to receive class credit. We also offer reimbursement of mileage on vehicle ($0.54/mile) on work-related trips. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
Duration: 3 months. Tentative start date: January 15, 2020. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Creating a digital resource library of images and facts about fish and aquatic invertebrates native to the White River watershed to be incorporated into WRW’s 2020 social media campaigns: #FishFactFriday and #MacroinvertebrateMonday.

REQUIREMENTS

•    Creative, innovative 
•    Strong writing skills
•    Punctual
•    Works well in a team environment
•    Self-motivated
•    Access to computer and internet 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

5-10 hours per week with varying hours/flexible schedules. Intern will mostly work remotely and unsupervised to create content. Weekly meetings (in-person and/or phone) to discuss progress will be required. Training will be provided – participation in a one-day orientation will be required.

Contact:

info@whiteriverwaterkeeper.org

P.O. Box 744, Harrison, AR 72602

White River Waterkeeper is an Arkansas-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advocates for the White River, its watershed, and its communities.