Southeast Alaska Communications/Outreach Intern

About Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

Position Summary

The Southeast Alaska Communications/Outreach Intern will report directly to the Southeast Alaska Outreach Coordinator and will be responsible for developing, organizing, and designing social media and web content for Trout Unlimited's Southeast Alaska programs and provide logistical support for program outreach. This position will work closely with the Trout Unlimited Alaska Program communications and outreach staff to defend Southeast Alaska's clean rivers and streams by supporting local campaigns. This is a summer internship with a flexible schedule. This position is based in Juneau, Alaska.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designing and developing social media content
  • Organizing and editing campaign photo and video libraries
  • Updating and maintaining the organization's multiple social media channels
  • Updating and improving the organization's website
  • Helping to implement communications & PR plans for various campaigns
  • Assisting with setting up and staffing outreach events
  • Updating media contact lists
  • Writing and editing outreach and development materials
  • Tracking and posting the organization's media hits and social media stats
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Intermediate photo editing and design skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Social media expertise
  • Weebly/Squarespace proficiency and/or ability to learn web platforms quickly
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in non-profit communications
  • A passion for protecting Alaska's clean rivers & streams
  • Motivated and detail-oriented

How to Apply

Please send a brief cover letter, resume, and 2-3 design or photo samples to Erin Heist at – please be sure to include "Communications Intern" in the subject line.

No phone calls please. Open until filled.

Application deadline is May 1, 2018.

TU is unable to assist with housing or travel expenses, but we may be able to work with college students who are familiar with their school’s process and take responsibility for obtaining academic credit for their internship.

Please fill out this voluntary form and submit it as an attachment to this email address.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.


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