Job: Social Media Intern

Status: Part-time internship, flexible hours

Location: Hybrid, remote

Full Description

The Social Media Intern will be responsible for assisting our Communications and Marketing efforts through key social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. The intern will research, plan and execute strategy with the goal of building community awareness and engagement around Bird Rescue’s brand, mission, and services. This is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates interested in gaining marketable skills, while gaining industry exposure.

As a Bird Rescue intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse, passionate team with deep experience and knowledge of sea and water birds. Our work environment is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, yet collaborative and fun, including occasional bird releases, birdwalks, potlucks and team events.


  • Build community interest and momentum through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social media channels by posting updates, engaging conversations and discussions, and increasing the number of followers
  • Monitor, track and share insights into community audiences and online conversations
  • Participate in building compelling social media campaigns to actively engage targeted communities
  • Draft content for online communications including newsletters and blog posts
  • Research the social media landscape for successful approaches to social media
  • Explore new online and social media tools and implement best practices


  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest)
  • Experience with SEO including basic understanding of Google Analytics a plus
  • Computer skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Commitment to using and updating Raiser’s Edge, our Relationship Database
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Team player, but also has the ability to work independently
  • Graphic design skills a plus


  • Gain experience at a unique environmental not-for-profit that has a global impact
  • Gain entry, exposure, and experience in the nonprofit industry
  • Increase your understanding of and alignment with global and regional wildlife issues
  • Collaborate with a positive and innovative team
  • Network with other nonprofit professionals and volunteers in an open office environment
  • Career mentoring with JD Bergeron, CEO of International Bird Rescue and Founder of Chooda and Bike Zambia
  • For students, class credit can be arranged according to school requirements


Minimum 15-20 hours per week required for the duration of the internship, at least a minimum of 3 to 4 months. With current COVID-19 restrictions in place, candidates will most likely work remotely.

About International Bird Rescue –

Bird Rescue’s Mission: To mitigate the human impact on sea and water birds. This is achieved through emergency response and planning, wildlife rehabilitation, research and education.

Founded in 1971, International Bird Rescue is an experienced not-for-profit organization dedicated to mitigating the human impact on sea and water birds, worldwide. We do this through emergency response and planning, wildlife rehabilitation, research, and education. Whether our patients are oiled during a spill (e.g., Deepwater Horizon in 2010), orphaned by human encroachment on habitat, injured from fishing line, or struck by a car, we’re here to help!

Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of oiled, sick, injured, and orphaned sea and water birds, supported by a corps of impassioned volunteers. We manage two year-round aquatic bird rehab centers in California (Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay), as well as a wildlife response center in Alaska. Between our two wildlife centers in San Pedro and Fairfield, CA, we treat approximately 3,500 patients per year.

Interns may be eligible for reimbursement up to $500 per month for expenses related to the internship during this three to six month program.

To Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (two pages max) with “Social Media Intern” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please, but please do not hesitate to contact us by email with further questions!

International Bird Rescue is committed to representing the diverse populations of bird lovers in the world. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization.

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