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Communications Intern 

Communications Intern

Position:Looking for a way to gain experience while working in a fast-paced, flexible and fun environment? Then the Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is for you! We're currently looking for a spring and fall intern for the 2014 year that is a self-starter, has great writing skills and is interested in learning more about communications in the non-profit world.


  • Responsible for supporting the Director of Marketing and Development and the Membership and Events Coordinator with the following tasks:
    • Writing and editing articles for the Zoo's quarterly newsletter, Wild Times
    • Writing and editing articles for the Zoo's monthly e-newsletter, Z-Mail
    • Writing and editing press releases and media advisories 
    • Social media management and growth for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, SCVNGR, Flickr and YouTube
    • Event planning and management for Zippity Zoo Fest, Breakfast with the Animals, Dreamnight, ZooZoom, Members Night, Boo at the Zoo and ZooLights
    • Grassroots public relations efforts through public library displays, tradeshows and public appearances, etc.
    • General use and event photography
    • Other duties as assigned


  • Junior or Senior level undergraduate
  • Majoring in public relations, journalism, marketing or advertising
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially writing
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Able to work 12-15 hours weekly

Applications:To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three writing samples to


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