The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
Audubon, the editorially independent publication of the National Audubon Society, uses explanatory and advocacy journalism, as well as stunning original photography, to inform its readers about the natural world, inspire them to care passionately about that world, and motivate them to take action on its behalf. Audubon’s editorial intern contributes meaningfully to that effort via both the print publication and website.
Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills as well as an interest in covering topics ranging from science and conservation news to climate change and environmental justice. A basic level of comfort with science is a must, but the heart of this seasonal internship is reporting, pitching, researching, and writing. Strong candidates will have experience with those journalistic practices. At the end of the experience, the intern should walk away with solid clips as well as an in-depth understanding of what it's like to work as an editor at a major publication.
The paid internship ($15/hour) is up to 35 hours per week and lasts approximately 14 weeks, running from the beginning of January through the end of May (start and end dates are flexible). This is a remote-work position, though the organization's office space is accessible in New York City.
To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing clips. Links can be included on the one-page cover letter. Please upload PDFs.
National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and LGBTQI individuals.
- Pitch and write articles for online and print platforms, working on both short- and long-range deadlines with multiple staff editors.
- Assist with research, story development, and fact checking.
- Attend and participate in weekly editorial meetings.
- Collaborate with art department to see stories through layout and production.
- Other duties as needed and assigned.
- College-level courses in journalism, or science with an emphasis on journalism.
- Ability to report and write stories for science-based publications.
- Experience honing story ideas and promoting content through social media.
- An avid interest in science, wildlife, and environmental issues, including how they affect birds and people.
- Experience with multimedia and content management systems a plus.
The National Audubon Society 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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