Communications Intern - 47758
New York, NY 
Posted 5 days ago
Job/Internship Description

New York, New York, USA or Arlington, Virginia, areas.



Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

NatureVest is the impact investment unit of The Nature Conservancy. NatureVest's mission is to engage private capital to rapidly scale critical conservation work globally by creating investment opportunities in a wide variety of sectors that deliver environmental results and financial returns for investors. Our vision is based on the conviction that capital markets, businesses and governments must invest in nature as the long-term capital stock of a sustainable, equitable and more efficient economy. To achieve our mission, our team works with our colleagues at TNC and conservation collaborators around the world to source and structure investment products that support TNC's conservation priorities, raise capital for these investments, and share our knowledge and experience with the investment and conservation communities to amplify our efforts in this emerging area. To learn more, visit: .

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Communications Intern supports the implementation of integrated communications and marketing programs that build awareness of NatureVest's work across internal and external audiences.


The Communications Intern reports to NatureVest's Director of Communications, assisting with the creation of a variety of marketing materials and providing project coordination within the NatureVest team as well as with key stakeholder colleagues in other business units within TNC. They work on various stages of projects, including content drafting, internal review coordination, editing, presentation development, text/image/graphic layout in marketing templates, and publication/announcement coordination.

In this role, the Communications Intern assists NatureVest with reaching and influencing key audiences, while gaining hands-on experience in a range of marketing disciplines and exposure to the impact investing and conservation/non-profit sectors. They may have additional ad hoc opportunities to assist with other activities within NatureVest and/or other marketing activities of TNC.

This will be a 4-month, part time position commencing September 2019. Applicants should be able to work 15 hours per week on a part time basis (paid hourly).


  • Duties are performed under direct supervision or established guidelines
  • Research, analyze and synthesize information to inform development and updating of marketing materials
  • Prioritize tasks and make day-to-day decisions within the scope of work assignments
  • Liaise directly with NatureVest team members, Conservancy colleagues and limited external collaborators
  • Demonstrate highest sensitivity in handling confidential information
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


  • Bachelor's degree and 1-year related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with relevant technology such as Microsoft Suite needed for communications, constructing reports and managing calendars.
  • Experience providing administrative or project support.


  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
  • Completion of significant graduate degree coursework related to communications/marketing, finance and/or conservation.
  • Experience in business writing, editing and proofreading.
  • Solid knowledge of technology and proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience with design software (e.g. Adobe InDesign) marketing-oriented tools
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to coordinate efforts and organize in order to complete assigned tasks/projects.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to gather and synthesize large quantities of information into succinct and clear communications
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with critical deadlines
  • Ability to apply creativity in a business context
  • Ability to work in a professional manner with internal and external contacts of various levels
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references (applicants will be notified prior to any outreach to references)

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.


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