Northwest Steelheaders seeks Digital Content and Communications Interns

Gain Practical Nonprofit Experience with Northwest Steelheaders

We are a small nonprofit working to conserve salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest through advocacy, conservation education, and recreational angling. We are powered by hundreds of volunteers in 11 chapters across Oregon and Washington and a few staff members, centered in Portland.

We offer two part-time, unpaid internships for students. Our Digital Content and Communications Internship is catered to undergraduates, while our Advocacy and Organizing Internship is built for graduate students. Due to Covid-19, these internships will be remote for 2020-21.

Please submit applications for Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 internships by September 21st, 2020. Your application should include a resume, cover letter, transcript, and any samples of work you feel are relevant to the position. Your cover letter should describe why you are qualified, as well as how this internship will help you achieve your professional goals.

Digital Content and Communications Internship
You will assist the Operations Manager with drafting content for our social media, blog, newsletter, and email. This internship is 10 hours per week for 6 months for a total of 240 hours. We will be flexible with your schedule and we are happy to coordinate with your college/university so you may receive academic credit for your work. Please send your application to Operations Manager Alix Soliman at

Position Description

Digital media management:
– Social media: make daily posts, scroll for content/collaboration, engage with followers, etc.
– Blog: one blog post per month on our website. Content includes: advocacy updates, appeals for action, member features, program promotion, event announcements, etc.
– Newsletter: draft the monthly newsletter.
– Email: draft mass emails to our members
– Other duties as requested by Operations Manager or pitched by intern.


– Self-starter. Must be able to propose ideas and take initiative on new projects without a great deal of guidance.
– Skilled multitasker. Must be able to manage various projects at once.
– Strong research and writing skills.
– Excels at using social media platforms.
– Eager to learn!
– Experience in photography and videography, marketing and communications, office administration, and/or conservation is preferred.


Gain foundational knowledge of non-profit advocacy, outreach, and communication.
One-on-one mentorship with staff.
Up to $300 allocated to intern-specifc professional development. May include training, online courses, conferences, or other resources that will help the intern achieve their specific career goals.
Networking opportunities with other environmental non-profits and government agencies.
Participation in a variety of Northwest Steelheaders and National Wildlife Federation events, including free fishing trips.
Self-led final project, pitched and executed by the intern based on personal and professional interests. Past projects have included the development of a photo archive and an in-depth profile on a long-time member and volunteer.