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Earned Media Intern

Job Location

Western Region


Type of Job



17.29 per hour

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Published Date

Jul 14, 2023

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Internship Summary

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks an Earned Media Intern to join our Marketing and Communications Team in the Fall 2023. The Earned Media Intern will help WRA craft media pitches and talking points for interviews, develop ideas for reporter cultivation, identify potential outlets to engage with, update keyword searches for monitoring coverage, create media distribution lists and tag media placements. This role will report to WRA’s communications managers. Through this internship, there will be opportunities to learn and grow while working with other marketing and communications professionals, supporting climate action, learning about conservation policies, gaining experience with project management, and creating writing samples for future employment opportunities.

About Western Resource Advocates

WRA fights climate change and its impacts to sustain the environment, economy, and people of the West. We respect the different needs of diverse people and partner with them to develop a shared vision for progress—one that advances communities while protecting biodiversity.

Our team of policy experts, scientists, economists, and attorneys has a 30-year history of working where decisions are made, sweating the details, creating evidence-based solutions, and holding decisionmakers accountable. This on the ground work with policymakers and other advocates advances clean energy, protects air, land, water, and wildlife—and sustains the lives and livelihoods of the West.


This position can work remotely within our seven state region, from one of offices, or a hybrid of the two. WRA has offices in Boulder, CO; Carson City, NV; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; and Santa Fe, NM. WRA’s region includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.

Responsibilities and Activities

  • Support day-to-day media relations responsibilities.
  • Craft media pitches and talking points for media interviews.
  • Research and develop ideas for reporter cultivation.
  • Identify potential news outlets to engage.
  • Update keyword searches for monitoring media coverage.
  • Create media distribution lists and tag media placements.


  • Experience or demonstrated interest in journalism, public engagement, advocacy, and/or science communication.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • An understanding of the news cycle, media trends, and what makes a good story.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal communication abilities.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

Additional Skills & Learning Opportunities

This section is made up of non-required skills that a candidate may come in with. Candidates who do not possess these skills yet should not be discouraged from applying.

  • Understanding of or passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles.
  • A passion for conservation and WRA’s mission and vision.

Physical Requirements

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Interns are paid at $17.29 per hour. This is a part-time internship with an expectation to work up to 25 hours a week. WRA regularly works with students to help them obtain school credit for their internships. Since this is a temporary internship position, interns are not eligible for any benefits, including, but not limited to: vacation and sick leave; health, vision, and dental insurance; life, short-, and long-term disability insurance; and the 401(k) retirement plan. WRA is happy to loan interns a laptop for the duration of their internship.


The internship will take place during the Fall of 2023. While the specific dates of this internship are flexible, the start date will be sometime in late August to September, and will wrap up in November or December.

Deadline To Apply: Open until August 14, 2023, with priority review beginning on August 4, 2023

Diversity and inclusion are a critical component of our business strategy, mission and vision. We welcome candidates from an array of backgrounds and experiences to join our team. Learn more about our commitment here.

Western Resource Advocates is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status.

Apply To Be WRA’s Earned Media Intern!


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