Monday, April 27, 2015

Paid Summer Tribal Outreach and Marketing Internship

The Forest Service is seeking a 12-week intern who will be responsible for creating a Tribal communication plan and marketing strategy for the Community Forest Program.  The Community Forest Program, a relatively new program, provides financial assistance to federally recognized Tribes and Alaskan Native Corporations, local governments, and non-profit organizations with a mission of conserving and protecting forestland to create community forest. The program is seeking to increase the number of Tribal entities currently participating in the program.  

Primary Responsibilities:
 Develop a marketing strategy that the Staff can implement to reach potential Tribal applicants.
  • Identify the program's marketing and communication strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
  • Recommend actions for the Staff to implement to capitalize on opportunities and minimize threats.
  • Create program literature and other forms of communication that can help the Staff increase Tribal participation.
  • Develop communication plans that consist of both print and electronic documents to distribute to eligible Tribal entities.
  • Identify and develop a strategy to engage key Tribal partners on both the National and regional level.
  • Update Tribal outreach webpage content for both Community Forest Program and Office of Tribal Relations FS webpages.
This is a stipended internship.  Intern will receive $500 per week, plus monthly housing stipend.  Start date of May/June 2015 through August 2015 with potential to extend.

Application Requirements:
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic institution. Undergraduates and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to apply. Applicants need to submit:
  1. A CV or resume,
  2. A statement of interest describing what you hope to learn from this internship, why you are interested in this work, and how this internship fits into your professional or academic goals.
Open until filled. Members of underrepresented minority groups, including Native Americans, are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Click here to apply.