Internship Opportunities, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018


Marketing and Communications Intern

Please contact our Executive Director, Kevin McCauley at if you are interested in applying.

We are seeking a highly-motivated, Junior- or Senior-year student interested in joining a innovative, local environmental non-profit working to make a difference in our community.  You will play a key role in promoting the work of the Preserve to increase engagement and support from the community.



  • Must have a passion for environmental causes and embrace the mission of BLUE HERON NATURE PRESERVE

  • Field of study in Communications or equivalent with desire to apply learning in the real world

  • Proficient using design tools such as InDesign, Photoshop, MS Publisher or similar in developing communications collateral.

  • Experience with website content management and design.   Proficiency with Squarespace and Wordpress a plus.

  • Strong communications and writing skills.

  • Photography and graphic arts skills a plus.

  • Experience with various social media platforms in leveraging them as a communications and promotion tool.

  • Possess the skills to collaborate with others.

  • Be a self-starter who can take instruction and complete tasks independently

  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.



  1. Design and produce collateral used to promote our programming and events.

  2. Help plan, organize, promote and execute events at the Preserve which engage the public and effectively communicate our mission and values.

  3. Maintain our website in coordination with out Project & Operations Manager by posting content and maintaining our online calendar.

  4. Actively engage with staff, partners, volunteers and visitors to capture the stories of what is happening at the Preserve and to tell those stories in words, pictures and video via our social media platforms.

  5. Work with the Board’s Communications and Engagement Committee to provide input and to carry out their plans.

  6. Ensure branding, messaging and style elements are consistently applied across all communications platforms.

  7. Collaborate with eNewsletter editor to provide content for publication on a monthly basis.

  8. Work with Executive Director to properly record donor activity in our Donor database and to acknowledge donation.

  9. Maintain email lists between our various platforms and ensure they are current and consistent.



Upon successful completion of the internship period a modest stipend will be offered.  In addition, past internship participants who have demonstrated exceptional skills have been offered a paid part-time position.