Marketing & Communications Internship

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Vienna, United States

Marketing & Communications Internship

Job description

Interns who work in the communications and marketing work on a wide variety of projects across a number of departments at the Jane Goodall Institute to help advance and manage the Institute’s messaging and public identity.

JGI staff strive to make internship experiences valuable and meaningful for both the student and the organization. Over the course of a semester-long experience, interns work independently and collaboratively on an array of projects that are set up to meet their personal goals, interests and strengths. Our goal is to provide students the experience and knowledge to advance both their academic and professional careers.

Strong writing/editing and graphic design skills are highly welcomed. Previous experience with Adobe Creative Suite is desirable.

Based On Intern Goals and Objectives, Duties and Tasks Interns May Be Asked to Complete Include:

  • Write articles for the organization’s news site Good for All News.
  • Draft or edit copy for webpages , enewsletters, eblasts, social media, grant/funding proposals, etc …
  • Process images for the Institute’s photo & video archive.
  • Assist with media relations including research and dissemination of press releases and image requests.
  • Support outreach efforts through local events and online initiatives.
  • Support fundraising efforts through JGI’s crowdfunding and peer to peer fundraising programs.
  • Gather and analyze data on the performance of JGI’s marketing and communications efforts.
  • Other duties as required.

Individuals studying graphic design or video production are highly encouraged to apply.


Ideal Candidates for this Program Will:

  • Have recently completed, or enrolled in an accredited graduate/undergraduate program in communications, journalism, public or international relations;
  • Have an interest in topics related to great apes, community-centered conservation, sustainable development in the Congo Basin, environmental service learning or youth leadership development; • Have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Enjoy meeting and talking with members of the public/colleagues and responding to inquiries in a positive manner through email correspondence and phone calls;
  • Be able to work independently and as a part of a team, including with other team members who work remotely; and
  • Have proficiency with email programs such as Gmail, and office management software such as Windows Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Work Environment

Interns primarily work out of the Jane Goodall Institute’s USA headquarters office. The office is a corporate style office and cubicle type environment. JGI staff empower interns to participate on many levels in a friendly, productive, team-based work environment.

Hours and Schedule

Internships with the Communications department vary depending on scheduling and scope of involvement. Full-time internships, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday are encouraged, but flexibility is available for exact times of day, and amount of hours per week. A minimum of 10 hours per week for three months is required.

Supervision / Mentoring

JGI staff work collaboratively in teams, and on independent projects. Interns are a part of the Communications team and responsible for completing tasks based on project goals and deadlines. A team member will be assigned to each intern as a mentor for the duration of their experience with JGI to ensure that they have all of the resources they need and that the experience is as valuable as possible for both the intern and for JGI.


The position is unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged. With an internship program focused on independent study and work, intern experiences with JGI generally serve well in university course systems, and many schools welcome students to use their experience as an opportunity to earn credit toward their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Other Notes/Application Details

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.