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Fight for people and planet, while learning valuable skills as a Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Digital Content Intern.  We are looking for a self-motivated and committed intern to support our work.  This is a 10 week, 15-20 hour/week PAID internship.

About RAN

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) was founded with the belief that a sustainable and just world can and must be created in our lifetime, and that it will take individuals and communities standing together to confront corporate power to get us there.  Through education, grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action, RAN’s campaigns focus on catalyzing market and investment pressure to transform corporate and government policies and behavior in support of forests, the climate and human rights.

In our twenty-nine years of working to support forests and forest peoples, RAN has won major corporate policy changes that have transformed the home building, food product, automobile, oil, paper and banking industries.  Through our two program areas, Forests, and Climate and Energy, RAN is currently working to change the policies of the global agribusinesses and pulp and paper industries in order to stop deforestation and the oppression of forest peoples, and is tackling the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels, coal and oil, and the leading banks that make their expansion possible, to address the root causes of climate change.  

Job Description

Working directly with one of our Digital Team, Digital Content Interns will develop skills in producing and analyzing content. Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with RAN staff.  Specifically, this work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Learning and helping implement SEO best practices

  • Blogging and creating content for action

  • Drafting and analyzing social media content for campaigning

  • Creating supporting content for our Protect An Acre and Climate Action Fund programs

  • Attend RAN all staff meetings, trainings, etc.


What You’ll Gain

  • Content production and best practices for Facebook, Twitter, and NationBuilder.

  • Insight into analytics and SEO optimization

  • Campaigning skills that are applicable in many fields.

  • Attend RAN internal trainings, briefings and events. Some of these will include program and potential staff retreats, as well as anti-oppression training and guest speakers.

  • HTML and CSS3-4 best practices.

  • jQuery App development

  • Backend management

Logistics and Compensation

This is a paid 10 week internship with possibility for extension.  Compensation is San Francisco minimum wage ($10.74 per hour), with a possible travel stipend.  Digital Content Intern applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  We are flexible with working out a schedule and are looking for interns who can contribute 15-20 hours per week.  Students may be eligible for course credit.

Interns will be mentored and supported by campaign staff with mandatory weekly check-ins to assess priorities and progress as well as performance feedback evaluations at the 4 and 8 week marks to ensure the intern is thriving and growing his/her skill base to his/her satisfaction.

Interns are responsible for covering their own housing.  Interns must be at least 18 years of age.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter, detailing any experience you have working with digital platforms such as Nation Builder, Salsa, Blue State Digital, Action Kit, etc. Also include any digital proficiencies such as Photoshop, HTML, or other skills which you think would make you a strong candidate. Please mention any experience in digital activism. Deadline to apply October 30th for immediate hire; additional applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications can be emailed to (please put Digital Content Intern in the subject line of your email).  No phone calls please.

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