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Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them.

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Announcement: ESLC seeking Social Media Intern for Summer 2022

Job Title: Social Media Intern

Supervisor: Communications Coordinator, Bethany Straus

Purpose: In efforts to preserve the prime farmland, wildlife habitats, and unique natural assets of the Eastern Shore, ESLC assists landowners in exploring and implementing various conservation options for their properties, as well as working with other organizations with similar missions along the Eastern Shore and beyond. Social Media plays a key role in this, seeing as information and opportunities are being shared online now more than ever. For more information about the Conservancy, please refer to our website at www.eslc.org.

Job Duties: The Social Media Intern will assist the Communications Coordinator with achieving ESLC’s communications objectives, including bringing an increased awareness of ESLC to the Eastern Shore, sharing updates on ESLC’s progress and achievements, and creating content to connect ESLC to landowners and communities that would benefit from working with us. There may also be several larger scale projects to be completed by the Intern, based on their interests.

Training/Benefits: The Social Media Intern will have an opportunity to learn about and work with a variety of tools for mass communication, including graphic design software, publishing tools, and performance metrics. In addition, those interested in exploring other aspects of conservation and non-profits management – including our Lands, Towns, and Advocacy work – may have opportunities to work with our staff and learn about those fields. The administrative and technical skillsets gained through this internship will be highly valued and transferable to a variety of entry-level positions in the field of communications.

Qualifications & Skills Required: The ideal candidate will be pursuing an associates or bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, or a related field. The candidate should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, enjoy working with people, have an interest in the intricacies of online communications, and have an eye for creativity and detail. Experience with all major social media platforms required (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn). Strong writing skills necessary, including storytelling and AP style. Experience with Canva and/or Adobe graphic design products strongly preferred.

Location: The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is located at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center, 114 South Washington Street, Easton, Maryland. This position will be a combination of in-person and teleworking to be determined with Supervisor.

Time Commitment: Internship will run 12 weeks from Mid-May through Mid-August, with a flexible start and end date based on applicants’ school schedule. Minimum 3 days per week, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Flexible scheduling available with Supervisor approval.

Compensation: $12.20/hour, up to $2,000/month

How to Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Bethany Straus, Communications Coordinator, at bstraus@eslc.org no later than April 29, 2022 for Summer 2022.

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