Intern needs writing skills 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 unique visitors 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 is 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 three interns will be accepted to each program. Housing is not provided, but assistance locating accommodations is available. Please inquire if necessary.
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 is four days a week for 12 weeks. The schedule is Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. with occasional weekend events and projects scheduled. Please note that summers in Texas are extremely hot.
How to apply
Applicants from both the United States and abroad are encouraged to apply. All applicants must complete and send in the following:
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