CTU is Hiring a Communications Intern!!

Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) has a strong internship program providing college students an opportunity to gain real work experience in their area of study while they are still in school. We have a variety of internship positions available year round in many subject areas. Currently we are hiring a Communications Internship. The job description for this internship is below. If you or anyone you know is interested then please send resume and cover letter to Stephanie Scott at sscott@tu.org.

Employer: Colorado Trout Unlimited Position: Communications Intern Office Location: Denver Supervisor: Stephanie Scott Supervisor Contact: sscott@tu.org

Organization Overview: Colorado Trout Unlimited (CTU) is Colorado’s leading fisheries conservation organization with a mission to conserve, protect, and restore coldwater streams and their watersheds. CTU's  office is located in Denver, but we work across Colorado with our 24 local chapters. CTU’s focus is on effective grassroots advocacy for river conservation, coupled with on-the-ground volunteer efforts that directly contribute to stream habitat improvement and native trout restoration.

Position Summary: This is a non-paid internship opportunity through Colorado Trout Unlimited. The time requirement is 10-20 hours of work per week depending on the academic credit agreement between CTU and your college. The Communications Intern will work with Trout Unlimited Staff, Chapters, volunteers and members to improve our online presence and to develop stories, articles and blogs to help tell our story of conservation.

The Position Work Plan Includes: Colorado Trout Unlimited is seeking a communications intern to help tell our conservation story. This intern will work to interview staff, chapters, members, volunteers and partners and write articles and stories to highlight our work. We have various websites, social media pages, magazine publications and newsletters in place for the intern to publish their stories/articles in.  This position will provide intern with exposure to professional development opportunities, connections with other conservation non-profits, exposure to state and federal agencies, and when appropriate intern will accompany staff at meetings to learn more about partnership building and project planning.

Duties Include: Intern will work with staff to develop a work plan that will include a variety of communications/journalism duties. Some of these projects and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing weekly blog posts on the Colorado Trout Unlimited website and possibly on the National Trout Unlimited website when appropriate.
  • Work with staff to gather content for project specific stories.
  • Interview chapters on projects that can be highlighted on websites and other publications.
  • Develop a stronger online presence for Colorado Trout Unlimited via social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Develop Materials- Help develop educational materials for our chapters on how to better engage on social media and how to create a better online presence for telling their story.
  • Develop Marketing Plan- Help CTU staff develop and implement marketing plan for specific campaigns.
  • Help promote selected project, events, volunteer opportunities and more through media, local news papers, online outlets, social media and the Colorado Trout Unlimited website.
  • Write articles for High Country Angler a regional fishing magazine. There may be a potential opportunity to write an article for Trout magazine, Trout Unlimited’s national magazine.
  • Updating content on the Colorado Trout Unlimited website when appropriate.

Other Duties: Intern will participate in other areas of work when necessary. Attending chapter meetings, board meetings or staff meetings may be required.

Develop relationships with other organizations, local and state agencies and other groups as needed. Represent Trout Unlimited’s mission in all partnerships developed.

Intern will assist conservation staff on other projects if there is a need and if all other responsibilities are covered.

Qualifications: Must currently be enrolled at a higher education institution. Areas of study include: Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Journalism, Communications, Ecology, Water Studies, Wildlife or Fisheries Management or closely related area of study that have a focus on conservation or communications.

Minimal travel will be required for this position. Intern must have their own form of transportation and a valid driver’s license.

Salary Range: This is a non paid internship opportunity. TU will work with your college or university to provide academic credit for the internship placement.

Travel will be reimbursed based on mileage.

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to Stephanie Scott at sscott@tu.org. Please include when you are available to start work in your cover letter.