Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program - Washington, DC

Communications Fellow

We are looking for two Communications Fellows to help develop and produce new communication tools such as newsletters, social media strategies, updated web pages, and various promotional items as we update our communication methods and content. Additionally, our team will be in charge of developing video, graphic, and photo libraries, as well as other program-focused messaging for NPS staff across the country.

A major part of the Communications Fellows’ work will involve interviewing individuals and writing their stories based on assigned themes. Most narratives average two pages but are dependent upon the chosen communication device/platform. The Fellowship also provides the opportunity to work in photographing various conservation and outdoor recreation activities and landscapes in a wide range of communities where we have projects, including major cities, small towns, and gateway communities near our National Parks.


  • Demonstrate skill (and enjoyment!) in writing and communicating clearly;
  • Be comfortable interviewing, preparing story outlines, and writing complete stories based on diverse themes;
  • Have a knack for organizing and retrieving information;
  • Work well in a team environment and collaborate in various products;
  • Have basic to intermediate knowledge of digital photography;
  • Assist the team in developing communication infrastructure such as a photo, video files and content metadata;
  • Support Latino Conservation Week with promotional materials and/or organize an LCW event; and
  • Be available to work with us for one year.


  • $520 weekly stipend
  • Additional modest housing stipend
  • Significant budget available to support professional development experiences, training, and work-related travel
  • Membership in a thriving network of Latino young professionals
  • Potential to make use of special non-competitive hiring authority for subsequent career employment in the National Park Service

Fellowship timeframe:

One year fellowship from September 17th, 2018 to September 17th, 2019 (The dates are flexible)

Assignment Location:

U.S. Department of Interior 
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240

About the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program:

The National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program support community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation. Their national network of conservation and recreation planning professionals partners with community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments to design trails and parks, conserve and improve access to rivers, protect special places, and create recreation opportunities