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Communications Internships at Highstead

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Communications Program

The communications intern participates in Highstead’s communication and outreach efforts and works directly with the communications coordinator for a 12-week period.

The intern will be responsible for managing projects that advance Highstead’s communications, public education, and outreach needs. Tasks also include work on the Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative, a regional forest and farmland conservation vision.

Responsibilities generally include multiple areas of communications, such as social media campaigns, website copy, research, partner interviews, website design, media outreach, video editing, and photography.


We seek an upper level undergraduate or recent graduate in communications, marketing/advertising, or environmental studies. Applicants should have previous experience with communications, marketing, or social media. Conservation experience/background is a significant plus. Additional skills that will be helpful in this position include knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, photography, and copyediting. Successful applicants must (1) have an interest in using effective communication to advance conservation and stewardship and (2) be able to work as part of a team with many varied areas of work and focus. Candidates must have access to a car for travel within, and in some cases outside of, Connecticut.

How To Apply

There are no Communications Internship opportunities at this time.