Social Media Intern
This position is funded through the Work 2 Grow Initiative. To be eligible, candidates must identify as Black, Indigenous and/or People of Colour (BIPOC), and be between the age of 15 and 30 years.
Nature Canada is looking for a Social Media Intern for 4 months (16 weeks) starting in November 2023 until February 2024 to assist the Social Media Coordinator and assume that role in their absence.
The successful candidate will be up to date with the latest social media trends, be able to create engaging content including short form video, and have basic design knowledge to create visuals for social media and any other needs of the organization.
This opportunity is perfect for you if you are looking to grow your portfolio and gain valuable experience working for an environmental organization fighting for nature.
The ideal candidate will be able to come to our office located in downtown Ottawa (240 Bank St), we are also open to hybrid and remote working locations across Canada.
Nature Canada connects the dots between local action and systemic change. For more than 80 years, we have been Canada’s voice for nature. We work to ensure that solving the biodiversity crisis is a government priority. We advocate on behalf of other species for habitat protection and good policy. We facilitate mobilization among our extensive network of partners and individual nature-lovers to achieve our shared goals and generate the political will for needed transformation.
This position is right for you if:
- You are social media savvy and up to date with latest trends, memes, etc
- You are passionate about nature and wildlife
- You desire to learn more about nature conservation
- You are creative and not shy to take initiative or put yourself out there especially for short form content
- You have basic design skills and are tech savvy enough to use tools like Canva
- You are quick to learn about the organization’s campaigns and messages and are able to quickly identify opportunities for engaging content.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
- Make a content calendar which includes daily social media content
- Create reels at least once a week
- Help monitor social media accounts and observe trends
- Monitor messages, comments, and posts from partners
- Use design tools such as Canva to create graphics for social media and for any other needs of the organization
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Prior experience not required but highly preferred
- Priority will be given to people going into or in a relevant field
- Must be 15-30 and identify as BIPOC
- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have been granted refugee status
Good to have
- Ability to speak French
- Knowledge of Adobe creative suite
- Basic knowledge of HTML and WordPress
- Knowledge of current environmental policies and political landscapes
$17.50/hour with 35 hours/week for 16 weeks
Please send a detailed cover letter, resume and any portfolio if available to email@example.com. No calls please. We thank all candidates for their interest, but we will only contact those selected for an interview.
We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups. Nature Canada is committed to a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and intimidation where everyone can participate safely, freely and confidently.
Why only BIPOC youth? Protecting nature is a racial justice issue. Equity and anti-racism are crucial to protecting nature. We aim to create a world where people and nature thrive and we must all do our part to push for lasting change. Racialized youth face unique barriers in developing experience and finding jobs in nature-related activities. The lack of racialized people working in conservation and nature organizations is a barrier to youth seeing themselves in those roles. This position is funded by the Work to Grow Program within Nature Canada.