Marine Conservation Action Fund Social Media Intern
Apply now for: Fall 2020, Spring 2021
*Spring applications will be available in October
12-16 week commintment.
The Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF), a program of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, is seeking an organized volunteer to assist in social media and graphic design assistance for one of our internationally-based MCAF Fellows. The ideal candidate will have excellent social media skills, and be competent in Spanish to prepare social media content for Spanish speaking audiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A candidate who has had some experience with or understanding of strategy around promoting non-profit organizations via social media would be highly preferred.
The MCAF Program is a micro-granting and fellowship program that addresses critical needs in the marine conservation field and has funded over 160 projects in over 50 countries. Since its inception in 1999, MCAF has supported researchers gathering key data on threatened and endangered animals, aided grassroots leaders in engaging and educating communities through local conservation projects and supported efforts to offer long-term protection for marine species and habitats. The MCAF Fellows Program builds enduring and supportive relationships with select MCAF grantees who are visionary, entrepreneurial and accomplished ocean leaders working primarily in the developing world. Through funding, technical, professional support and use of NEAq’s significant public platform, we work to foster the long-term conservation impact of our Fellows.
The MCAF Fellows Social Media Volunteer will work remotely and provide support weekly to an internationally-based Fellow, elevating the Fellow’s work through the Fellow’s organizational social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Fellow is fluent in Spanish and English, and would like the intern to assist with creating posts in both of those languages. The role will be creating and managing promotional and educational content, posting media, blogs, etc. in collaboration with the Fellow and their project team. The ideal candidate will also have basic graphic design skills to utilized for creating graphics/materials for posts.
Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Create and manage promotional and educational content for Fellow’s social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in both Spanish and English and in collaboration with Fellow and their team
· As time allows, creating and sharing social media posts for the MCAF Facebook Group.
· Excellent communication skills
·Fluent or near fluent in Spanish, particularly in writing and in written translations between English and Spanish
· Proficient in social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
· Some experience with or understanding of promoting non-profit organizations via social media is highly preferred
· Competent in basic graphic design for social media
· Exceptional attention to detail and organization skills
· Proficient in conducting online research
· Has an interest in and basic understanding/familiarity with global ocean conservation
· Can work remotely and has own computer equipment
· Highly self-motivated and able to complete tasks independently following training. Learns quickly.
· Follows directions carefully to perform tasks consistently. Seeks guidance when needed.
· Experience with creating educational content for youth is a bonus.
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, positive attitude about hard work.
The New England Aquarium’s mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.
This mission is fulfilled through exhibits, and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue, and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.
The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.
At the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, we apply innovative, science-based solutions to combat the unprecedented threat to our oceans represented by climate change and other human activities. We’re saving species, habitats, and strengthening the overall health of our oceans. We combine pioneering marine conservation research with strategic partnerships, and the formidable convening power of the New England Aquarium to combat the unprecedented impacts of human activities on our oceans. For decades, our scientists have been actively working to protect ecosystems from human impacts and conserve threatened animals and habitats. Our conservation and research projects span the globe, from protecting the North Atlantic right whale in New England to helping the next generation of conservation leaders in the developing world.
Specifically, the Marine Conservation Action Fund (part of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life) mission is to protect and promote ocean biodiversity through small-scale, time sensitive, community-based programs and to foster the long-term success of conservation leaders as agents of change for the ocean.
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