Marketing Internship

This position is unpaid, but is available for school credit.

The Wilderness Society, a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting wilderness and inspiring Americans to care for our wild places, recognizes the importance of nurturing a new generation of individuals who have a commitment to environmental causes and a passion for wilderness preservation.

Our Internship Program is designed with that in mind. It provides rich, challenging learning opportunities for college students to work with professionals in The Wilderness Society and contribute their talents and ideas to a variety of programs. The program allows interns to expand their knowledge of environmental issues, apply academic knowledge in a real life situation, and learn new skills which will enhance future career options.

The Wilderness Society’s marketing program seeks to engage diverse new audiences with the crucial work of conservation through an exciting national marketing campaign called my wilderness that highlights personal reflections and stories from families, individuals, and celebrities. The national campaign incorporates media outreach, interactive media, online channels and corporate partnerships.

Our marketing internship will offer a chance to learn more about online engagement, cause marketing partnerships, and data-driven messaging. The opportunity to sharpen marketing campaign design and market research skills — using Convio, Google Analytics and Facebook Insights to measure real-world results. In addition, the intern will engage in media pitching, blogger outreach and event support in priority landscapes. Copywriting, design and video production opportunities exist for interns with those skills.

Position description

  • This position is open in Washington, D.C. or Seattle, WA office.
  • Applicant must have completed two years of college.
  • Student is expected to commit to 20-25 hours per week.
  • Student is expected to complete those hours within traditional work hours and will be provided desk space in The Wilderness Society’s office.
  • Ability to travel for events is preferred
  • The internship is unpaid or school credit.

How to apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, and recent writing sample to: Please use the subject line to indicate the internship program and semester you are applying for.