Internship Details

Children's Forest of Central Oregon



Internship Title

Communications Internship
Area Industry Minimum Age
Bend Education 17
Hourly Rate Interns Needed
$1,000 education stipend upon completion 1
Resume Required Requires Cover Letter Interview Required
No No Yes
Application Deadline Start Date End Date
2019-08-29 2019-09-03 2019-11-22
Hours/Week General Computer Knowledge Drug Screening
8-10 Yes No
Background Check Lift Requirements
Yes none

The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon is a non-profit organization, based in Bend. Our mission is to unite our community to inspire lifelong connections to nature for all kids. We are a network of 20+ public and non-profit organizations working to connect children and families to nature through learning, exploration, and play. We are seeking a Communications Intern to assist our organization in reaching new and diverse audiences, encouraging community participation in our annual event, Discover Nature Festival. Interns will have opportunities to learn about CFCO and our programs, and receive mentorship and training around communication and marketing. CFCO encourages applicants who are connected to and bring a deep understanding of underrepresented populations in Central Oregon, including people of color and people living on low incomes. Responsiblities: • Assist in all marketing tasks related to Discover Nature Festival, CFCO’s largest community event • Learn about the Children’s Forest’s mission and attend Children’s Forest programming • Attend community events on behalf of the Children’s Forest • Assist in writing press releases and blog posts • Assist in developing social media content related to CFCO’s events, programs, and mission-related advocacy/education • Assist in training Children’s Forest partners to serve as ambassadors of CFCO Qualified candidates will be/have: • A commitment to the mission of Children’s Forest of Central Oregon • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized • Creativity to develop social media and other content that inspires kids and families to spend time outdoors • Excellent computer skills with experience in social media & Microsoft Office • The ability to work independently and with others • Dependability, flexibility, and the ability meet deadlines • Openness to learning and growing within the internship experience • Currently, or soon to be enrolled at a college or university (preferred) Location and Schedule: • Approximately 10 hours per week for 10-12 weeks (schedule is flexible) • Ability to attend bi-monthly Marketing and Board meetings is preferred • Ability to attend Discover Nature Fesitval (Saturday, September 21) and other community events (includes weekends) is preferred • Work location is the Deschutes National Forest Headquarters (63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend). Some off-site work is negotiable. Other Benefits: • $1000 education stipend based on completion of internship • Reimbursement for mileage and expenses
Educational Aspect
Training Opportunities/Skills Gained: • Implementation of marketing and communications plans • Event-specific marketing, with focus on reaching underserved communities • Public speaking and communication for a dynamic and unique non-profit organization • Opportunities to participate in non-profit committee and Board meetings • Opportunities to learn about the outdoor recreation and environmental education sector • Opportunities to connect with a network of organizations in this sector
Further Requirements
To Apply: Email your local Intern Coordinator outlining: • Why you’re interested in the position and what you hope to gain • Relevant skills and experience you would bring to the position • Information about where you are currently enrolled as a student, and your educational goals. Application Deadline: August 28, 2019

Area Coordinator

Chris Haeg
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