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Summer Public Lands and Climate Change Advocate

Public Lands and Climate Change Advocate
Internship Announcement

Position Summary: Audubon Alaska is seeking a Public Lands and Climate Change Advocate based in Anchorage, Alaska to help us protect Alaska’s people and places in the face of dramatic climate changes throughout the state. The Public Lands and Climate Change Advocate will work with our science, communications, and policy teams to build engagement opportunities and provide public support for a suite of activities and campaigns at local and statewide scales. The goal of the assignment is to familiarize the intern with Audubon’s resources and conservation priorities; and provide professional development, skills building, and leadership opportunities for students interested in conservation science, education, outreach, or policy. We will also provide the opportunity for the intern to network with Audubon’s national network of advocates, educators, and policy team.

We provide an open and friendly workplace with many opportunities for working with partners across our conservation, community and advocacy networks.

Key Responsibilities:
·        Communication support for public lands and climate change campaigns at Audubon Alaska, including: Tongass National Forest, transboundary mining, Bristol Bay/Bering Sea fisheries protection, and Arctic coasts.
·        Outreach and engagement support for Audubon’s summer events across the state, including travel to small communities for local science fairs, bird festivals, and the continued promotion of our Southeast Alaska Birding Trail and newly developed mobile app.
·        Organize one event in the intern’s interest that intersects with one of our public lands and climate change campaign areas.
·        Help communicate science and conservation issues to the general public through presentations, contributing writing to reports, blog posts, and/or social media.
·        Work with the media to help advance our campaigns, including opinion editorials, press releases, letters to the editor, and action campaign emails.

Qualifications and Experience
·        Experienced communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to synthesize and communicate technical and complex information to non-technical audiences.
·        Creative, effective at solving problems, and a strategic thinker with excellent judgement and discretion.
·        A good “people person” and listener, with an interest in working in rural communities and with Indigenous Peoples communities.
·        Well-organized.
·        Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is a plus.
·        Must be self-motivated and willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment.
·        Interested in Audubon’s mission and conservation goals.
·        Educated on public lands and climate change issues in Alaska.
·        A team player, with interest in leadership opportunities.
·        Ability and willingness to travel locally and out-of-state and be comfortable with working evenings and weekends as job demands.
·        Ability to work independently and in a virtual team environment.

EOE Statement: Audubon Alaska is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion, and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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