Philadelphia Zoo Conservation Internship, UNLESS Campaign

Posted by on January 14, 2013

Philadelphia Zoo Conservation Internship, UNLESS Campaign
Philadelphia, PA
Posted December 7, 2012

Outgoing, senior year undergraduate or graduate level communications, journalism or marketing major with strong writing and social media skills needed to assist with the management of the Philadelphia Zoo’s UNLESS Campaign, a five-year initiative aimed at raising awareness of the impact of non-sustainable palm oil production on the survival of orangutans and driving the demand for sustainable palm oil in the US.

Time commitment: January 2013-May 2013
16-20 hours/week; in some cases, hours may be worked from home

– Write 2-3 blogs per week for posting on the UNLESS Campaign website.
– Conduct appropriate amounts of research as needed to inform blog posts.
– Conduct interviews and create videos for blogs as necessary.
– Maintain Campaign member databases.
– Maintain Campaign member communications via UNLESS Campaign emails.
– Participate in developing creative strategies for increasing the effectiveness of the UNLESS Campaign via social media and online communications.
– Assist with implementing live programs, webinars and Skype sessions associated with the UNLESS Campaign.
– Other administrative tasks associated with the Campaign as needed.

– Strong writing skills
– Strong research skills
– Demonstrated ability to utilize and integrate multiple forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Maps
– Ability to shoot, edit and upload short videos to social media platforms (preferred)
– Strong attention to detail
– Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
– Interest in the protection of wildlife and the planet

To apply, please submit an intern application (available at, a letter of interest stating why you are applying for this internship and a detailed resume. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until filled. Please compile all the required documents and submit them as a complete packet to with the subject line, “UNLESS Campaign Internship.”


All interns are required to complete a PA Child Abuse Clearance Form and State Criminal Background Check prior to beginning work at the Philadelphia Zoo.

About The Philadelphia Zoo:
America’s first zoo and one of the region’s foremost conservation organizations, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. The Philadelphia region’s leading family destination, the Zoo welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors last year. The Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information on the Philadelphia Zoo, as well as to purchase and print tickets online, visit us at Philadelphia Zoo is a non-smoking facility.

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