Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area - Los Angeles, CA

 Marketing Intern


This internship will contribute to our on-going efforts in Los Angeles by providing staff, partners, and volunteers with print collateral that is culturally relevant and is in one’s native language. There are many barriers to accessing national parks, and effective marketing and trip planning resources are a couple ways to help overcome those obstacles. The intern will work closely with the park’s supervisory visual information specialist, joining a team of other creative media interns and volunteers.

There are two main responsibilities for the intern:

Translate existing interpretive publications and prepare them for the web and for press

Co-develop new Spanish language media with existing partner organizations and communities in Los Angeles. The intern will produce at least twenty translated publications and five new publications. Publications may include posters, handouts, postcards, and site bulletins.


  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and in Spanish.
  • Relevant Coursework: Marketing Design/Visual Arts Communications Urban studies Latino studies Sociology
  • Previous marketing or design experience is preferred, though many of the technical skills (software) can be learned on the job.
  • Have high interpersonal skills and be confident working with park managers, partners, and the public.
  • Have a valid driver's license and be comfortable driving on highways and in urban areas.

About the working environment:

  • The intern will work primarily out of our headquarters in an office setting.
  • About 25% of their time will occur out in the park, working in nearby communities, or working with our staff based in an off-site Los Angeles office.
  • Fieldwork in the park (i.e. hiking) is not required though may be part of one’s training and onboarding.
  • The most significant special circumstance to consider is driving in Los Angeles. While the intern will participate in a defensive driving course and have access to government vehicles for official duties (upon clearing a background check), not all people are comfortable navigating the highway system. The intern should be comfortable driving at high speeds and in heavy traffic.
  • Last year, the recreation area’s robust interpretation team supported more than 30 interns from across the country. These interns joined an even larger contingent of interns, volunteers, and young employees in all divisions.  

About Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area: 

Hidden in plain sight from Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains offer easy access to surprisingly wild places. Experience the famous beaches of Malibu or explore more than 500 miles of trails. The park abounds with historical and cultural sites, from old movie ranches to native historic centers.