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6 Oct 2022

Internship Public Affairs Intern

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District – Posted by MROSD Los Altos, California, United States

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Job Description

About the Position: The Public Affairs Intern responsibilities include assisting in research and writing for publications, creating social media posts and campaigns, representing Midpen at community events and workshops, drafting and proofreading marketing materials and communications, reviewing and uploading photos to a database and other duties as assigned. Work duties will provide training in a broad range of public affairs strategies and activities. In addition, there is a governmental affairs component as well to assist with intergovernmental meetings and events, legislative analysis and monitoring and legislative correspondences. This position reports to the Public Affairs Specialist leading community outreach and engagement, with additional assignments from other communications project/program leads. The expected start date for this position is mid-January 2023.

About Midpen: Midpen helps plants, animals and people thrive throughout the greater Santa Cruz Mountains region by preserving a greenbelt of more than 65,000 acres of public open space with 250 miles of trails in 26 extraordinary preserves, permanently protected for natural resource conservation and ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education. Midpen is a public agency with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact. If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space protection, natural resource restoration and outdoor recreation, working with an incredible team of like-minded colleagues, we invite you to apply for this position!

Benefits: This is a temporary position working 20 – 40 hours per week, which will extend up to a total of 950 hours over a 6-9 month period. This is a non-benefited position.

Basic Requirements: Internships are open to applications from current students or recent graduates (within the last 12 months). Successful candidates will have a background in public affairs, communications, public relations, marketing, policy and government, journalism, community relations or a similar field. Experience with social media platforms and tools, event management, website CMS and email marketing platforms are a plus. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Conditions: Midpen offers a hybrid office/telecommute work environment for this position, and will be divided between at home office work and some outdoor and onsite work. Will be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed for special events. This position will report to the Public Affairs department at Midpen’s administrative office in Los Altos, California.

How to Apply

  • Ready to apply?  Great!  We welcome your application online at this link > Public Affairs Intern | CalOpps
  • Application Deadline is Sunday, November 6, 2022.  Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for an interview. Virtual Interviews are planned for Tuesday, November 29, 2022. We suggest planning your calendar accordingly.

The following application items are required to be considered*:
  1. Fully completed CalOpps employment application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Supplemental question responses
*Incomplete CalOpps employment applications, or applications without the required application items listed here, will not be considered for the position.
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources department at 650-691-1200.
  • Put your passion for Open Space to work!

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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