Communications Intern – Long Island Sound Study (Stamford, CT/Remote)
NEIWPCC is a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. We engage and convene water quality professionals and other interested parties from New England and New York to collaborate on water, wastewater, and environmental science challenges across the regions, ecosystems, and areas of expertise.
NEIWPCC is a partner organization of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), a program of the EPA National Estuary Program. LISS is a cooperative effort involving researchers, regulators, user groups and other concerned organizations and individuals. Working together, these partners have developed a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to restore and protect Long Island Sound, built around four principles: Clean Waters and Healthy Watersheds; Thriving Habitats and Abundant Wildlife; Sustainable and Resilient Communities; and Sound Science and Inclusive Management. Long Island Sound is an estuary with a coastal population in New York and Connecticut of nearly 4 million people, with nearly 9 million people in the watershed. The watershed includes New York, Connecticut, four other New England states and a small part of Quebec.
NEIWPCC seeks a skilled writer who is excited about communicating how science can help restore an urban waterway impacted by development and pollution. The intern will feature projects funded by LISS that are using the best available science to restore the Sound and its habitats in the Connecticut and New York region, as well as focusing on new challenges such as sea level rise, ocean acidification, and microplastic pollution. The articles will appear on the LISS website, in the LIS online Stewardship Atlas—which highlights the Sound’s Stewardship Areas, e-newsletter, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). The intern will report to the LISS Communications Coordinator based in the EPA Long Island Sound Office in Stamford, CT.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, environmental science, environmental policy, or a related field. Recent graduates or strong candidates with at least 2 years of college work will be considered.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to proofread materials and clearly communicate science to the public.
- Comfortable working in a collaborative environment with the ability to also work independently.
- Naturally prone to action with a focus toward continuous improvement.
- Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and work with diverse individuals and organizations in fast-paced, in-person and remote environments.
- Ability to listen to and communicate with a diversity of stakeholders and collaborators with different interests and backgrounds.
- Competency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word), virtual meeting platforms (e.g., Zoom and Teams), and remote work environments. Knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Photoshop are desired.
- Competency in photography and photo editing preferred.
- Ability to shoot and edit short videos that can accompany the articles is desired but not required.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel on a limited basis is desired. This, of course, is dependent upon the limitations related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation package, including excellent comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. If interested, we welcome you to send a cover letter, resume, and science writing sample to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5, 2021. Please reference 21-LISS-002 in the email subject line. Please note that a full job description may be viewed at https://www.neiwpcc.org.
NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions.