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Company Name: ISLAND PRESS
Description: Island Press is a nonprofit organization that communicates ideas essential to solving environmental problems. Our books, products, and program activities help stimulate new ideas, educate professionals and the public, inspire environmental protection, and prepare the next generation of environmental leaders. We seek energetic and enthusiastic environmentalists for various intern positions in our Washington, DC headquarters.

The Publicity Department seeks an intern to support the publicizing of Island Press books and authors, as well as assist with other projects being developed by the Marketing Department. The internship provides an understanding of each stage of a book’s life and of book reviews and environmental media. Intern will: sharpen ability to translate complex information for a general audience by writing a variety of publicity materials and internal documents, including press releases, pitches, and reports of earned media coverage; develop skills and gain experience in interacting with media by researching and pitching contacts; learn a variety of technologies, including Drupal and databases including Meltwater by researching outlets and individuals as well as posting content; and develop an understanding of environmental issues, the publishing industry, and non-profit organizations through meetings, writing, and interactions. Candidate with strong writing skills and attention to detail required for this internship.
Length of Internship: Fall semester, start and end dates are flexible.
Requirements: Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented with excellent organizational and computer skills and available 10-20 hours per week.
Location: Washington, DC
Application Due Date: Open until filled.
Payment: Unpaid, volunteer position.
How To Apply For This Internship: Island Press is an equal employment opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a workplace as diverse as the environment it is committed to protecting. We encourage applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, political association, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

To apply send cover letter and resume to with a subject of "Fall 2017 Internship 88.17IBO." No calls please.
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