Recreation.gov Part-Time Intern- BOISE CANDIDATE ONLY

Expected Dates
November 10, 2014 to February 15, 2015
Site
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Boise ID, Forestry Sciences Laboratory,
Position ID
PO-00405824
We are seeking a student who resides in or around Boise to join us for a part-time internship during the fall semester for 14 weeks. 

SUMMARY:  The Recreation.gov program is a service provided to the public for reserving campgrounds and other amenities across the entire federal land spectrum.  In August 2012, the website underwent a complete redesign and introduced additional trip-planning tools designed to raise awareness of the special places across these landscapes and increase visitation, especially for international travelers.
 
DUTIES/JOB DESCRIPTION:  Write trip-planning content for Recreation.gov customers based on established templates.  Edit content received from agency points of contact to ensure accuracy, adherence to templates and consistency of style, as well as with the AP Stylebook.  Assist in implementing a comprehensive social media strategy to increase awareness and traffic to the Recreation.gov website.
 
HOURS:  Flexible, 15 to 20 hours per week, during normal office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Intern will be excused during regularly scheduled school breaks and all federal holidays. This position isn’t AmeriCorps eligible because it is part-time.
 
REQUIREMENTS:  Candidate will possess excellent marketing-style writing, editing and research skills to successfully write and edit trip-planning content for travel customers of the Recreation.gov website.  Candidate will also possess the skills and abilities necessary to write and post effective social media content to a variety of platforms; as well as monitor statistics and develop reports to help determine the effectiveness of social media efforts.  Either upper level or graduate-level marketing/public relations students will be considered for this position.
  • Idaho Water Center
    in Boise, Idaho
  • The candidate will receive on-the-job training with a virtual core content team from throughout the country.
  • We can offer guidance and on-the-job training using a series of templates and examples for preparing assigned content.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Recreation Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Communications
degree major or professional experience
Customer Service
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Photography
some experience
Writing/Publishing
competent with supervision
Data Analysis
some experience