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Resourceful Communities Photojournalism Internship

Company: The Conservation Fund
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

The Conservation Fund

TITLE: Resourceful Communities Photojournalism InternLINE OF BUSINESS/DIVISION: Conservation Services/Resourceful Communities ProgramFLSA STATUS: Non-ExemptREPORTS TO: Community Food Coordinator, Resourceful CommunitiesNUMBER OF POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: NoneLOCATION: Chapel Hill, NC - Hybrid schedule THE CONSERVATION FUNDThe Conservation Fund ("TCF" or the "Fund") is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the dual mission of protecting America's most important land, water, and natural resources while also supporting economic growth in communities. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states to protect over 8.5 million acres of land since 1985. To learn more about TCF, visit . Established in 1991, TCF's Resourceful Communities (RC) program works with economically-/socially-distressed rural communities, particularly BIPOC communities, to strengthen capacity to achieve locally-driven solutions to community challenges. We support a network of 500 grassroots and community organizations through direct technical assistance, networking and financial support. Our balanced 'triple bottom line' approach generates economic, environmental and social justice benefits. Visit to learn more. Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination or booster by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required. INTERNSHIP SUMMARYWe seek an energetic self-starter with expertise and interest in field photography and photo documentation. The purpose of the internship is to document the work of Resourceful Communities and our community partners to be used in our marketing and communications. Community partners will use photos of their programming in a similar way, increasing their visibility to leverage resources. The Intern must be able to take direction and work independently. RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Photo documentation of 10-15 community-/faith-based organizations' projects. Projects vary in focus (environmental education, local food, eco-tourism, youth leadership, etc.).
  • Coordination and oversight of all photo shoots (including printing photo waivers, ensuring signatures of all participants, and scanning/filing signed photo waivers).
  • Preparation/ editing of photos for print and online use.
  • Organization and update of existing photo library. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • At least 2 years of photojournalism experience
    • At lead 1 year of photo editing experience
    • Dependability, initiative, and follow-through
    • Software: Microsoft Office, Flickr, photo editing software
    • Willingness to work cooperatively with a broad range of people and organizations
    • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking ability PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
      • Graphic design experience (print and online media)
      • Video experience
      • Understanding of and experience with issues affecting limited-resource and rural communities and communities of color PHYSICAL DEMANDS
        • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer WORK ENVIRONMENT
          • Work is performed primarily in an outdoor setting while photographing community groups
          • Estimated travel (occasional overnight and weekends) - Up to 30% COMPENSATION The Resourceful Communities Photography Intern will be provided a $5,625 stipend for a 10-week internship. Pay is semimonthly at a rate of $15/ hour (37.5-hour work week). This position does not include benefits. This internship description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the intern. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice. ***Please submit cover letter and resume with application***Apply at To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit . The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.


Keywords: The Conservation Fund, Chapel Hill , Resourceful Communities Photojournalism Internship, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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