National Public Lands Day (NPLD) Intern

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Washington, DC
United States

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Under the supervision of the Managing Director, Program Services and in coordination with all NEEF staff, the intern will assist staff with data management and partnership outreach for NPLD as well as support staff in promoting, capturing, and reporting activities occurring on public lands throughout the year. Responsibilities include researching and communicating with potential site managers and friends groups, overseeing communications, assisting with contests and grants and performing day-to-day operating tasks including monitoring and updating online registration information.  


  • Ability to update and adhere to detailed project plan
  • Outreach and coordination with potential and current site-managers, volunteer groups, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, with emphasis on state and local parks
  • Manage communications received through shared inboxes and phone lines to ensure prompt, accurate responses
  • Assist with the selection and event planning for multiple “signature” sites across the nation
  • Maintain and update the NPLD database of more than 2,200 participating sites and site managers
  • Assist with draft content for the NEEF website
  • Maintain the database of events and Friends Groups for Public Lands Every Day
  • Package and mail promotional materials to registered sites
  • Contact state and local governments to acquire proclamations recognizing NPLD in their jurisdiction
  • Data collection, analysis, and reporting


  • Assist with social media
  • Contact site managers after NPLD to request site evaluations
  • Assist in coordinating photo and video contests
  • Other special research projects and administrative duties as needed


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum Education: High school diploma or GED and actively working toward a degree in Communications, Business or related field and an interest in Resource Management, Environmental Studies or related field
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic HTML, experience with website editing, proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
  • A working knowledge of public lands and the agencies that manage them, preferred but not required
  • Database management knowledge preferred
  • Familiarity with most major new media tools and direct experience as an active user on multiple outlets (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.)
  • Ability to sit in meetings for long periods of time
  • Ability to work effectively using Microsoft office and other tools on a personal computer for long periods of time
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with our small program team
  • Good sense of humor! Yes, we are requesting this!
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations; and
  • Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 

Salary: The internship pays $14/hour.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter and resume to and include NPLD Intern in the subject line. The position is based in Washington, DC.