Strategic Communications Internship

Jul 25, 2019, 13:00 PM
Location : Harper’s Ferry, WV or Washington, DC
Department : Federal Policy, Strategic Communications
Supervisor : Director of Federal Policy and Legislation
Type : Internship – Paid
Position Summary:
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks a paid ($250.00 bi-weekly) student intern to fill a part-time (21 hours per week) position from September 2019 – December 2019. This intern will assist the Director of Federal Policy and Communications Manager in researching and reporting on federal policy needs as well as on executing issues relating to federal advocacy.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Watching and reporting on legislative hearings, tracking legislation;
  • Assisting on the A.T. U.S. House Caucus management and updates on AT/ATC matters (perhaps the development of a regular newsletter, which may provide a template for ATLP newsletters);
  • Working with Communications and Federal Policy staff on copy for Congressional submissions and action alerts;
  • Conducting research and reporting on federal recreation and land management policy;
  • Conducting research and reporting on issues relating to rural economic development;
  • Conducting research and reporting on conservation finance issues, particularly at the State level;
  • Being available, as needed, and within reason, for other tasks.

  • Junior or senior status, college graduate, or other combination of experience;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Interest in the Appalachian Trail and the work of the Conservancy;
  • Dependable, flexible, organized, with the ability to work individually and on self-driven projects
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail and possess solid oral and written grammar communication skills
  • Desire to learn and contribute
  • Courses in advanced writing and editing, photography, video and digital media desirable.
  • Candidates who are contacted for an interview should be prepared to submit two current writing samples.

Physical Demands:
  • Working on the computer for prolonged periods
  • Ability to communicate with individuals by phone, e-mail, and in person
  • Sitting for prolonged periods

Work Environment:
Work from home and/or shared/open office environment with high noise level

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Deadline: Applications due July 31, 2019.

ATC Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

ATC encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness with all employees and volunteers to enable participation and contributions to their fullest potential. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organization, and recognize that diversity contributes to an effective and successful organizational culture and mission. The ATC prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, political affiliation, union membership, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the locations where we operate.

Position Type : Careers - Internship