Conservation Communications


Outgoing, senior year undergraduate or graduate level communications, journalism or marketing major with strong writing and social media skills needed to assist with the management of the Philadelphia Zoo’s UNLESS Campaign, a five-year initiative aimed at raising awareness of the impact of non-sustainable palm oil production on the survival of orangutans and driving the demand for sustainable palm oil in the US.
  • Write 2-3 blogs per week for posting on the UNLESS Campaign website.
  • Conduct appropriate amounts of research as needed to inform blog posts.
  • Conduct interviews and create videos for blogs as necessary.
  • Maintain Campaign member databases.
  • Maintain Campaign member communications via UNLESS Campaign emails.
  • Participate in developing creative strategies for increasing the effectiveness of the UNLESS Campaign via social media and online communications.
  • Assist with implementing live programs, webinars and Skype sessions associated with the UNLESS Campaign.


  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize and integrate multiple forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Maps
  • Ability to shoot, edit and upload short videos to social media platforms (preferred)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Interest in the protection of wildlife and the planet


  • 16-20 hours/week; in some cases, hours may be worked from home
  • This internship will be offered January 2013-May 2013


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