Social Media Intern
At The Marine Mammal Center, we are guided and inspired by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike. The Marine Mammal Center advances global conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.
We rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured marine mammals at our state-of-the-art veterinary facilities by engaging a dedicated workforce and a supportive community. We learn from the patients in our care and contribute to scientific understanding of the changing health of our ocean, taking action to address ocean threats and save endangered species. We lead as a teaching hospital by training veterinary professionals locally and internationally, and inspiring future ocean stewards through innovative school and public education programs.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Marine Mammal Center is the largest facility of its kind in the world. Founded in 1975, The Center has grown into an internationally renowned and state-of-the art marine mammal hospital, research center and educational organization. Each year, The Center treats 600 – 800 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with the goal of rehabilitation and release. Its professional staff collaborates with over 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and non-profit organizations from around the world.
Marine mammal scientists and veterinarians from across the globe visit The Center and shadow its staff and volunteers to learn from the hundreds of animals treated each year, and from its acclaimed veterinary, scientific, and research staff. By collaborating with leading scientists and researchers to learn from the patients in their care, The Center expands and advances science to increase understanding of the health of the ocean and highlights implications for human health.
In addition to its work within the scientific community, The Center’s formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults ever year. Ultimately, The Center’s work inspires action and fosters stewardship toward the care of our environment.
Overlooking the ocean in the Marin Headlands, in Sausalito, CA, The Center operates three field stations in its 600-mile rescue range on the California coastline from San Luis Obispo through Mendocino County. Simultaneous to the construction of its new Kona, Hawaii facility, The Center’s rescue range has increased to include the entire Hawaiian archipelago. With an annual operating budget of almost $9M, 60 to 70 staff depending on the time of year, and 1,200 actively engaged volunteers, The Center operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP
The Marine Mammal Center’s communications team strives to build and nurture an iconic and inspiring brand in the ocean conservation space. The Center has a vibrant social media presence and is looking for a social media intern who can create high-quality content for its primary social media profiles. Intern in a comfortable, friendly environment; enhance your communications, office and social media skills; boost your resume; meet like-minded people and know that you’re helping to raise awareness for marine mammal health and ocean conservation.
The Social Media Internship is available at our headquarters in Sausalito, CA and reports to the PR & Marketing Officer.
- Help create and implement social media campaigns
- Craft new posts based on weekly content calendar as well as create evergreen posts
- Monitor relevant social media channels/influencers for potential engagement and storytelling opportunities
- Perform research to find news relevant to ocean conservation and marine mammals and craft content that invites engagement
- Provide support to the communications team
- Strong ability to craft messaging with wit and charm in short-form writing
- Ability to quickly summarize news articles and stories in a few words
- Familiarity with main stream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
- Strong ability to work effectively under tight deadlines
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration
- Experience with basic photo editing and video editing is a plus, but not required
- Must have a car to travel to the Center in the Marin Headlands as there is no public transportation
- All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background check
Internships typically align with traditional school semesters with flexible start/end dates and extensions available for excellent candidates. Desired start date is January 14 with a minimum commitment of three days per week through mid-May.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 16, or until filled. If you have questions about the position, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.