Intern needs writing skills and exposure to Associated Press style to prepare content for the Wildflower Center's main communication tools, such as press releases, a monthly e-mail newsletter and features for the Center's web site, which is visited by 4 million-plus annually. Other duties include conducting media research, helping log media coverage, submitting to online community calendars, and revising the center’s Web pages. If an intern’s priority is marketing experience, an internship track focused on this is available. The intern also copy edits and proofreads outgoing communications and assists with upcoming projects and events as needed.
Computer skills should include Microsoft Word; knowledge of Excel and AP style. Social media skills and audiovisual skills are a plus. Internship can be taken for college credit. Preference will be given to candidates with prior work or internship experience in the field.
Please note that these are unpaid internships. One to two interns will be accepted each semester. Housing is not provided, but assistance locating accommodations is available.
Spring or Fall Programs are typically at least three days a week during the semester and are designed around the student's class schedule. Times available are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with occasional weekend events and projects scheduled.
Summer Program are also designed around a student's work or class schedule, and can be Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with occasional weekend events and projects scheduled.
How to apply (Summer 2014 internships are currently the earliest available)
Applicants from both the United States and abroad are encouraged to apply. All applicants must complete and send in the following:
- Resume with relevant coursework and work history
- Up to three writing samples
- One page cover letter stating your interest in Communications, what you would like to gain through a Communications internship and why you would like to intern at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Email, mail or fax the resume, writing samples and cover letter to:
Barbra Rodriguez, Media Manager
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, UT Austin
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 512-232-0156