Communications & Outreach Intern

Wallowa Resources

job description


Job Title: Communications & Outreach Intern

Reports To: Communications & Outreach Manager

Duration: Summer 2022. June 13th - August 19th (some flexibility on exact start and end dates)

Compensation: $18/hour

Category: Part-time Seasonal

FLSA Status: Nonexempt


Send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to


Wallowa Resources (WR) is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, established in 1996 with leadership from Wallowa County Commissioners. Since then, WR has worked to bring people together to empower rural communities to create strong economies and healthy landscapes through land stewardship, education, and job creation. We strive to balance rural economic well-being with the stewardship and conservation of its resources, preserving each rural area’s heritage of making a living from the land.  


The Communication & Outreach Intern will be responsible for enhancing our communication outreach efforts. The Communication & Outreach Intern will enhance our communication efforts by developing our monthly newsletter, maintaining our website & social media presence, and assisting with community events and WR publications. They will assist in maintaining Wallowa Resources’ new website by writing feature stories, updating the calendar, and capturing photos of our work for the website.

The Communications & Outreach intern will also assist with functions such as, but not limited to, social media related tasks, newsletter platforms, idea creation & brainstorming sessions, image sourcing, note-taking/journalism, organizing archives, and photos in the field. The Communication & Outreach Manager will work closely with the intern to help achieve their goals for learning/career and gain experience by together designing a plan for success with applicable action items.


● Writing: In alignment with our mission and values, create inspiring short stories and program

updates that can be used for local newspapers, website, social media, story maps, and media outlets

in collaboration with the Social Media & Events Coordinator, WR program staff, and partners that

reflect WR’s approved brand identity, strategy, parameters and style guidelines.

● Events: Help coordinate events, such as the Woodlands & Watershed Festival, the Barn Dance, pub

talks, and strategic initiative events.

● Design: Assist in designing templates and compile information for print media, program updates, story telling, communication plans, annual reports, capital campaigns and strategic plans.

● Website & Social Media: Assist in managing WR’s websites (Squarespace) and works with WR staff to keep content up-to-date.

● Newsletters: Works with the Outreach Manager  to produce monthly electronic

newsletters via Mailchimp, and any additional email campaigns needed to support events,

fundraisers and special announcements.

● Multimedia: Works with the Outreach Manager  and education staff to collect images & source information that support communications


The following are the minimum levels required to successfully perform the Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Passion for natural resources or a social science related to natural resources or environmental education

  • Experience and/or interest in marketing, social media, website curation, communications and design.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ease in communicating complex concepts in a clear, effective fashion for a general audience. Sensitivity to cultural differences.

  • Experienced in photography & photo editing.

  • Good computer skills, including Adobe based programs, Klaviyo, Facebook Suite, and Canva.

  • High enthusiasm and team player attitude.

  • Ability to use computer and mobile devices with a broad range of design and communication software and social media platforms.

  • A valid Oregon Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record according to WR’s auto liability policy requirements.

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.

  • Must consistently demonstrate teamwork and positive day-to-day work relationships and interactions with staff, program participants, parents, members of the public, and community stakeholders.


Environment and Physical Requirements: The Communications & Outreach Intern works in an office and outdoor environment. Those outdoor locations are subject to a variety of extreme weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, snow, wind, and dust. The position frequently requires daily travel by car, with occasional overnight travel. The Communications & Outreach Intern interacts constantly with staff, visitors, program participants, parents, government agencies, and others. The position sits, stands, walks, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. The incumbent must be able to lift, push, pull and move files and equipment in excess of 25 pounds.

Hours: The Communications & Outreach Intern will work between 15 - 20 hours per week. Typical office hours are from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Other Duties and Responsibilities: This job description is a summary of the essential duties and responsibilities for this job, and it does not necessarily represent an all-inclusive list of duties, responsibilities, tasks or procedures. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instruction or assignments. Nothing in this description restricts WR’s right to assign or reassign duties at any time.

Accommodation Statement: Essential job duties and responsibilities are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform the job successfully, an incumbent or applicant must possess the experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform each essential duty and responsibility proficiently. If you require an accommodation in order to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job, please contact the WR Executive Director. 


Wallowa Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer

contact information

business: Wallowa Resources
address: 401 NE First St. Suite A
Enterprise, OR 97828
phone: 541-426-8053 (Call Now)