Marketing & Communications Internship
Location: Washington Metro Area – Ballston, VA
Reports To: Communications Manager
Bat Conservation International is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the enduring
protection of the world’s 1300+ species of bats and their habitats. BCI works towards creating a
world in which bats and humans successfully coexist by engaging with local, regional, national
and multinational public and private partners to respond rapidly and effectively to bat
conservation crises, preventing the extinction of threatened bats and the extirpation of globally
significant populations of bats.
The communication intern role will work on a wide variety of projects across a number of
departments at Bat Conservation International to help advance and manage the organization’s
messaging and public identity.
BCI staff strive to make internship experiences valuable and meaningful for both the student and
the organization. Our goal is to provide students the experience and knowledge to advance both
their academic and professional careers.
Tasks Interns May Be Asked to Complete Include:
• Write and edit copy for web articles, newsletters, print publications, e-blasts and social media.
• Process images from BCI’s photo & video archive for publication and web use.
• Assist with media relations including research and dissemination of press releases and image
• Assist with social media expansion including social media monitoring and development of
social media campaigns.
• Provide graphic support for the development of informational material
• Support outreach efforts through local events and online initiatives.
• Gather and analyze data on the performance of BCI’s marketing and communications efforts.
• Other duties as required.
Strong writing/editing and graphic design skills are highly welcomed. Previous experience with
Adobe Creative Suite is desirable.
Ideal Candidates for this Program Will:
• Have recently completed, or enrolled in an accredited graduate/undergraduate program in
communications, journalism, public relations or science communication.
• Have an interest in topics related to bats, environmental conservation, community engagement
and environmental marketing.
• Have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to handle multiple
projects simultaneously with a high level of attention to detail;
• Enjoy meeting and talking with members of the public/colleagues and responding to inquiries
in a positive manner through email correspondence and phone calls;
• Be able to work independently and as a part of a team, including with other team members
who work remotely
• Have proficiency with email programs such as Outlook, and office management software such
as Windows Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Have graphics design skills with proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Hours and Schedule
Internships with the Communications department vary depending on scheduling and scope of
involvement. Full time internships, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday are encouraged, but
flexibility is available for exact times of day, and amount of hours per week. A minimum of 10
hours per week for three months is required. Start date would be February 10th, 2016.
The position is paid on a per hour basis.
Please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to: