Washington Support Office - Washington, DC

Communications Intern


The intern will work primarily in public affairs and media relations. They will help with outreach on projects that connect various audiences, especially young people, to the National Park Service. In all of the projects, they will gain practical experience by producing tangible items (press releases, social media posts, blogs, etc.) that will help in his or her career development. The intern will also interact with members of the media, assist in the development and implementation of communication plans, respond to phone and email inquiries, and provide insight and input to help expand the NPS audience. 
 Some of their main objectives will include: 

  • Promote the work of the LHIP interns through social media posts, blogs, and videos
  • Promote NPS - Latino Conservation Week events
  • Magnify visibility of the 2017 LHIP national conference 


  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Have college-level courses and/or experience in journalism, communications, graphic design, videography, social media, and/or visual media. 
  • Have demonstrated experience preparing, writing, and/or editing written materials 
  • Desire and/or ability to work as part of a team to brainstorm and develop outreach materials and achieve common goals. 
  • Ability to cooperate with and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, partners, the media, and the public.  ​

About the Washington Support Office - Communications:

THE NPS Office of Communications facilitates and coordinates both internal and external messaging about the National Park Service in an effort to increase awareness and understanding of the role and functions of the agency.