Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

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Social Media Intern

Social Media Intern

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US-NY-New York
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Communications [102000]

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.   NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.



Position Summary:


NRDC is seeking a New York-based Social Media Intern to help expand our organization’s presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and anyplace else the social web might take us. As part of our growing social media team, you’ll support community management and content production efforts for NRDC’s global channels, while also working with our Social Media Director to look for opportunities on other platforms and innovative ways to reach new supporters. You’ll also help us find fresh ways to build public support for NRDC-crafted solutions to the world’s toughest environmental problems.


  •  This is a 35 hour per week, unpaid summer internship. Applicants must be able to receive college credit for this internship.
  • The position reports to the Social Media Director-NY and will work closely with the members of the editorial and advocacy teams.


  • Currently working/earning credits toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

  • Experience in a social media or engagement role, with proficiency in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat
  • Excellent writing skills with a knack for distilling stories into short, compelling copy for a digital audience.

  • Hands-on experience with social media tools such as Google Analytics, Chartbeat, CrowdTangle, Bitly, Sprout Social, Hootsuite Enterprise, Tweetdeck, or Social Flow.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, organize time, and identify resources for projects as needed.


NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.  We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


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