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TN Wildlife Federation

Social Media Intern

TN Wildlife Federation


Job Summary

Tennessee Wildlife Federation seeks a dynamic individual to join its communications team in its Nashville office. This part-time position will be primarily responsible for developing and placing social media content to support Federation programs and events. The social media intern develops content and tactics that align with the overall communications strategy set by the communications team and ensures individual elements are timely and professionally executed. In addition, the intern works closely with program staff to gather content and understand deadlines.

The social media internship is a seasonal paid position. Start and end dates can be flexible, but we expect the intern to work between 15-20 hours per week for 11-12 weeks between June 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021. The intern and supervisors will finalize a work schedule at the beginning of the internship.


Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities: The social media intern reports to both the Communications Coordinator and the Hunting and Fishing Academy Program Manager and is responsible for:

  • Developing written and visual content—primarily for social media platforms—with the goal of promoting programs and recruiting new participants
  • Responding to social media inquiries (with guidance from supervisors)
  • Encouraging active, engaged communities through the Federation’s digital platforms

Duties: The social media intern is expected to work 15-20 hours per week (as agreed to in advance by the intern and supervisors) and is required to perform the following tasks:

  • Lead the writing and review of social media content to promote Federation programs and events and encourage participation (content will primarily focus on three programs: Hunting and Fishing Academy, Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, and Hunters for the Hungry)
  • Respond to public communications through digital platforms (with guidance of supervisors)
  • Travel as needed or directed to cover events
  • Other duties as assigned by superiors


Key Qualifications: As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of Tennessee Wildlife Federation and be driven by the mission. The candidate will have the following attributes and experience:

  • Have 1-3 years of experience developing content for social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Strong writing and editing skills with an ability to write for the needs of various audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work thoughtfully, exhibiting maturity and responsibility
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and ability to balance multiple demands

Personal Characteristics:

  • Must have a passion for the Federation’s mission
  • Professional and friendly, able to handle the day-to-day ups and downs with efficiency and a sense of humor
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to reject setbacks and enthusiastically persist until goals are achieved
  • Results oriented-team player who is accountable for their own performance
  • Approaches work from the Federation’s point of view rather than personal

Ethical Hunting Practices:  Federation staff know and respect the game hunted, follow all related laws, familiarize themselves with wildlife in the area and behave accordingly.  As an employee of the Federation, all employees are expected to follow all state and federal hunting and fishing guidelines and practice ethical and fair chase practices while executing or assisting with program events or in your personal outings afield.

Additional Information


Tennessee Wildlife Federation offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. No person will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability. Each person will be judged on his/her own merit when determining employment and advancement opportunities.


How to Apply

Application Instructions:

  • To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@tnwf.org.  Submit each required document separately, as a pdf, attached to your email.  The filename of each document must start with your last name and first initial, followed by the name of the document (Ex: DoeJ-Resume)
  • Candidates who send automated applications using existing profiles will not be considered for the position
  • Phone calls regarding the position will not be accepted


  • Date Posted: May 3, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Environment
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk., M-F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, some weekends.