The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) is seeking a 20 hour/week intern to support the development of climate adaptation resources for its diverse membership of adaptation professionals across the United States. ASAP helps build essential climate resilience for communities across the country by focusing on connecting and supporting the individual adaptation professionals. ASAP provides a platform for climate adaptation leaders to interact, share what’s working, and collaborate with their colleagues. ASAP is headquartered in Ypsilanti, MI with administrative support through the Institute for Sustainable Communities, in Montpelier, VT.
Communication and Engagement Intern
This is a paid position. Either an hourly rate or semester based stipend will be issued depending on candidate and preference. The equivalent hourly rate is $13 – $16/hour commensurate with experience. The ideal candidate would be interested in a long term position with ASAP and would be interested in working to secure grant funding to support the position becoming a full time/permanent position within 3 – 6 months.
Initial responsibilities will include:
- Supporting the online community of ASAP members by pushing relevant resources to members based on tagged interest, seeking out webinar and in-person education opportunities to share with members, and supporting the online discussion forum by responding to comments and connecting members as appropriate.
- Organizing bi-monthly ASAP Webinars, including developing webinar themes, contacting presenters, distributing webinar announcements, coordinating with partners to connect resources to the webinar page, and tracking webinar engagement.
- Managing ASAP social media accounts to broaden the ASAP reach and connect with current and potential members. This may include launching an ASAP blog that would feature weekly (or more regular) stories, images, and other contact.
- Assisting with the development of climate adaptation products, including a review of best practices, needs, and resources across the adaptation field, Consumer Reports on Innovation Climate Technology, Model Requests for Proposals for local governments, and an Ethical Adaptation Check-list resource.
- Grant writing
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work independently
- Interest in the field of climate change adaptation
- Experience using social media outlets
- Proficient with InDesign, Photo Shop and other Adobe Creative Suite tools
- Experience with corporate social media tools, such as Tweet Deck/HootSuite and Google Analytics
- Experience developing web content
Beth Gibbons, American Society of Adaptation Professionals Managing Director