Outreach & Social Media

Part-time Outreach & Social Media Internship

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station has internships available for college students interested in gaining experience and training in public outreach & social media applications for an environmental charity. Hours & scheduling are flexible, although a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week would be preferable.

This intern, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will gain experience in the use of traditional & social media outlets to engage stakeholders and the general public in the programs and services of a charity. This intern may have opportunities to participate in public outreach events as part of this charity.

Possible projects include (but are not limited to)

  • Create posts on PHSS social media accounts that further public education and compel donors
  • Analyze online ratings on multiple platforms to gauge public perception and community impacts
  • Create multi-media resources to be used in education and on social media
  • Research interactive Apps to be used at PHSS in the future


We love to include our followers in releases through social media posts

We love to include our followers in releases through social media posts


  • A drug test will be required at the discretion of the executive director. This may occur at any time and for no reason or cause.
  • Applicants should have no animal-related allergies.
  • Previous experience working with wildlife is helpful, but not required.
  • You must pass a criminal background check.
  • You must commit to 12 hours per week for a three-month period (start and end dates flexible).


  • Speak, read and write English
  • Junior or senior standing in journalism, media relations or a closely related field.
  • Be able to work politely as part of a team, and independently.
  • Be familiar with MS Office applications and social media applications.
  • Must be passionate about, and comfortable around, large wild animals.

Preferred Skills

  • Spanish-speakers preferred


  • This internship is unpaid.
  • Medical Insurance is not provided by Pelican Harbor Seabird Station. Interns must carry their own medical insurance.
  • Interns must sign a waiver releasing Pelican Harbor Seabird Station from liability for injury and illness occurring during the internship