Communications Intern
Washington, DC 
Posted 16 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
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Job Description
Watershed Program Communications Intern
Biological and Physical Resources Staff

Forest Service National Office, Washington, DC

Position Description:

This position is located within the Washington Office's Biological and Physical Resources staff and serves as an Intern in the National Watershed Program. This position is designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the Forest Service Watershed Program functions and a practical understanding of the policies of the employing organization. Assignments are temporary in nature and, in conjunction with formal education from an accredited educational institution, the Resource Assistant will gain the necessary competencies for future career opportunities in the Physical Science field.

The Forest Service National Office is in Washington, DC. Work is primarily performed in a virtual office setting of the applicants choosing where there is adequate light, heat, and ventilation. The successful candidate can be located anywhere in the United States but will be expected to align their normal work schedule to include at least the hours from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Eastern Time Zone.

  • Organize and create communication and outreach tools including website content, sharepoint sites, brochures, and story maps.
  • Organize and develop training materials including PowerPoint templates, documents, and webinar series
  • Work with others in small teams, and sometimes provide team leadership, to accomplish work tasks.

A successful candidate must possess excellent organization, written and verbal communication skills, and multitasking skills. The candidate must be able to pay close attention to details and be able to quickly shift priorities, when necessary. Candidate should be comfortable with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, Stream, and AGOL, and be willing to learn new applications and systems. A self-sufficient, self-starter with educational background in water resource or natural resource management and communications is highly desirable.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents over 17 years old.
  • Preference is given to individuals enrolled in institutions of higher education, especially minority-serving institutions.
  • $500 per week
  • $1,000/month Housing Stipend
  • Up to $2,750 available for Forest Service work travel, orientation, trainings, professional development opportunities that align with RA role and goals
  • Direct Hire Authority Eligibility after completing minimum of 960 hours, DHA status provides special non-competitive hiring status when applying for Forest Service positions
  • Option for health insurance coverage during full-term
*This is a 1099 position. Persons paid on a 1099 basis are independent contractors and are self-employed. Independent contractors are required to pay all self-employment taxes (Social Security & Medicare) as well as income tax. Independent contractors generally do not receive any type of employment benefits from the client. For more information please refer to or talk with a tax professional.

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Greening Youth Foundation
Start Date
As soon as possible
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Full Time
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