Communications & Community Engagement Specialist - ONSITE - Pacific Northwest Region, Office of Communications and Community Engagement

Environment for the Americas

Portland, Oregon

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details 650 Per Week
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Start/End Dates: July 2024 - March, 2025

Compensation: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical Insurance provided upon request

Application Due: Apr 26, 2024

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers. You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • a college graduate.

* A personal vehicle is required for this position. 

Position Description: 

The selected Resource Assistant (RA) will support the Communications & Community Engagement Team of the Pacific Northwest Regional Office by assisting with digital content creation to include written and video stories, infographics, social media posts, and audio products to reinforce public safety and responsible use of public lands. In addition to this, the successful candidate will offer program support to the team. 


  • Duties may include, but are not limited to: supporting event planning for new employee orientations, representing the agency at public events, interacting with youth and people of all ages at conservation education activities, facilitating meetings or trainings with other RAs and their mentors, coordinating with partners for RA support, and assisting with the onboarding processes for RAs. 
  • This is an immersive professional internship that requires a skillful and confident applicant who can manage a portfolio of work with the support of permanent staff.


Major studies relevant to this position include: Communications, Leadership & Community Engagement, Environmental Education, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Electronic and Digital Medical Communications, Social Science, Environmental Studies

  • Experience with demonstrating strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Work that demonstrates the ability to independently manage assignments and communicate on progress and barriers.
  • Experience working successfully as part of a collaborative team. 
  • Experience with website functionality and the ability to learn new software tools to edit websites. No coding experience required. 
  • Some graphic design experience in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator or an equivalent software.
  • Skilled in social media platforms, particularly Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

All RAP interns receive Direct Hire Authority (DHA) at the successful conclusion of their internship. DHA status enables an agency to hire, after public notice is given, any qualified applicant. A DHA expedites hiring by eliminating competitive rating and ranking, veterans' preference, and "rule of three" procedures. For more information, please click HERE.

EEO Statement

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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Category Admin & Leadership
Tags Outreach