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Engagement Intern

Engagement Internship

The Ipswich River Watershed Association (IRWA) is seeking a motivated individual for a Summer 2023 full-time internship to join the Development and Engagement team!

The Engagement Intern will be focused on public education and outreach to promote Greenscapes Coalition and IRWA efforts. This intern will help create digital and print content, implement social media strategies including including the development of social media content and identification of outlets to increase engagement with our content throughout North Shore communities.

Key Responsibilities:
-Assist the Engagement Manager with digital and print content development and design.
-Produce social media content to educate North Shore residents and community groups about organization initiatives as well as the importance of water conservation and stormwater management.
-Establish relationships with local groups and social media accounts to help spread our messaging.
-Develop a forward looking calendar for social media posts and engagement.
-Support the Development and Engagement team and Education team

Skills and Experience:
This position requires a person with a strong interest in environmental issues, watershed management, and public education. The ideal candidate will have a mix of relevant education and experience, and most importantly be passionate about IRWA’s mission to protect nature and ensure there is enough clean, safe water for people, fish, and wildlife.

Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Google Workspace desired. Experience with software such as Canva, InDesign, and WordPress is a plus.

Hours, Schedule, and Compensation

This is a full-time (35-40 hours per week) internship, May 29 2023 – August 18 2023 with the option to extend and with flexibility to take a vacation. Pay is $18 per hour worked. This internship will be funded through the MassCEC internship program, open to all students residing in Massachusetts or attending school in Massachusetts. This is an in-person internship at IRWA’s headquarters in Ipswich, MA. Some work-from-home days can be accommodated.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by email to:
Emma Hughen, Environmental Educator | ehughen@ipswichriver.org
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We will continue accepting applications until June 15 2023 if position remains unfilled.

Ipswich River is an equal opportunity employer.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet all the qualifications as described in a job description. We recognize that experience can be gained in various ways: lived, professional, volunteer, and other experience. We thoroughly look
through application questions and resumes to qualify candidates for our open positions. We encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, people with disabilities, and people with non-dominant gender identities who may not believe they meet all of the described qualifications to consider what they can contribute to IRWA and apply.

About the Ipswich River Watershed Association

Founded in 1977, we serve as the Voice of the River and work to ensure there is enough clean water for people and nature and to provide opportunities for people to have fun outdoors. We are a small but nationally known organization with a big record of accomplishments. Increasingly, we seek to position our work under the lens of building resiliency for the watershed and the communities we serve. Our team consists of eight year-round and several seasonal staff who are supported by an engaged board, several committees, and hundreds of volunteers. We work in 28 communities throughout the Ipswich, Parker, and Essex River Watersheds and are based at Riverbend, our beautiful 23-acre headquarters on the bank of the river in Ipswich. For more information, go to www.ipswichriver.org.

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