Join TWS as a Communications Intern

Media Interns play an important role in creating a window into sanctuary life for our donors and supporters while allowing our wild cat residents to live Wild At Heart. Media Interns work closely with the entire Development Team to help support fundraising efforts to achieve our goals and further our mission.

This internship offers two areas of focus: photography/videography or graphic design, both of which also support our social media presence.

Required Skills

  • General (for all photographers and graphic designers)
    • Strict adherence to all safety rules and protocols
    • Ability to take direction well, work independently and be a self-starter
    • Understanding of how to work within established brand guidelines
    • Physically capable of navigating 40 acres of land on rough terrain, in all four seasons
  • Social Media Support (for all photographers and graphic designers)
    • Ability to generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original copy, images, video, live posts) that builds meaningful connections to our mission
    • Ability to adapt to the “TWS voice” and seek out information that allows you to respond to donor inquiries appropriately
  • Photography/Videography Intern only
    • A portfolio that demonstrates thoughtful composition and skilled editing. Nature photography preferred, but not required. Documentary style story telling.
    • Come prepared with at least one personal camera and related equipment.
    • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop/Lightroom, DropBox, Google docs, Outlook, etc.
  • Graphic Design Intern only
    • A portfolio that demonstrates creativity and adherence to brand guidelines.
    • Come prepared with any necessary personal equipment.
    • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop/Lightroom, Drop Box, Google docs, Outlook, etc.
  • Photography/Videography Intern only
    • Reports to the Communication Specialist
    • Generate photo and video content to support all fundraising efforts
    • Document special events like rescues, vet days, volunteer crew days, etc.
    • Edit and watermark digital photos per TWS standards for both print and web
    • File and organize all photos/videos within current document retention system
  • Graphic Design Intern only
    • Reports to the Executive Director/Marketing Team
    • Create images/graphics for online store, campaign logos, educational materials, invitations, and other marketing materials in line with TWS branding guidelines
    • Create logos, banners, brochures and special event programs
    • Create artwork for TWS auctions

Additional Details

This internship offers Free Housing plus a $50 a week stipend. Media Interns are required to live in TWS housing for the duration of their internship. A car is strongly recommended, but not required. TWS provides two iPhones, drone, Nikon camera, Production camera, and PC laptop. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be fluent in the English language (verbal and written communication). Must provide your own health insurance.

How to Apply

NOTE: Position open to US citizens only

Media Intern Sessions are as follows:

  • Fall 2020 Session: Sept 2020 – Feb 2021. Applications due 7/31/2020
  • Spring 2021 Session: March 2021 – August 2021. Application due 1/31/2021

Please email a cover letter, resume and 2-3 work samples or link to portfolio to [email protected]

6-month Internships are preferred, but 3-month commitments will also be considered.

It is expected that TWS Interns support the mission and values of the Sanctuary. The employer reserves the right to modify, change or add to the duties of this job description at any time. The intern understands and acknowledges that this position is terminable at will at any time by TWS. All donor’s names and contact information remain the property of The Wildcat Sanctuary and cannot be taken or used. All graphics, photos, videos and proprietary information remains the property of The Wildcat Sanctuary and cannot be used for other purposes.