Conservation Legacy Bilingual Writer/Editor Intern in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Description

Join us. Do Work that Matters!

Start Date: November 6th, 2017

Duration: 6 Months

The Southwest Conservation Corps and the National Forest Service are seeking a 6-month paid professional intern to support the Wilderness, Wild & Scenic Rivers, and Cave Program for the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service in Albuquerque, NM. Professional interns will receive a bi-weekly stipend and site visit travel funds. Bi-lingual skills are a plus, but not required.


  • $520/week living allowance
  • Hands-on learning and job training experience
  • Non-competitive hiring status upon successful completion
  • Mentorship for career and professional development

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Bilingual Writer/Editor Intern will perform a critical function in the Southwestern Region of USDA Forest Service by developing inclusive content for traditional, digital and social media. This will enable the Forest Service to increase and enhance communication with the public.

For example, many of the Forest Service websites contain outdated or extraneous content, and do not provide information written in plain language for those with limited English proficiency. To provide clear information to our diverse publics, the Forest Service needs to improve the content of these sites so that the public can get the information they want and need in order to visit their national forests in a fun and safe manner.

In addition to improving our web presence, the intern would craft written materials in English and Spanish that would increase our reach across Spanish-language media outlets and their audiences.

The Forest Service will be hosting four interns through the Southwest Conservation Corps in different capacities, so the interns will have the opportunity to learn and grow with each other as well as with the permanent staff.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree or demonstrated interest in conservation-related natural resource fields and/or professional experience or demonstrated interest in wilderness, river, cave, or other protected area stewardship or advocacy
  • Ability to quickly develop positive relationships with a wide array of organizations and individuals interested in public lands management
  • Strong writing, organization, and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Spanish Language oral and written proficiency; native speakers preferred.
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to pass relevant background check
  • Social Media, information systems, & database skills a plus
  • Interest in National Service


The Resource Assistant* will be responsible for finding their own housing in the Albuquerque metro area. Generally, there are many types of affordable housing available.*


  • College Graduate
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Driver's License

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To apply, please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.

Tracking Code: 863-984

Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular