TPW is seeking a passionate, energetic and hard-working individual to fill the position of Media Intern as part of our Women in Conservation Internship Program. The successful applicant will assist with TPW’s marketing and outreach program in developing compelling stories of impact through photography and film. The internship will require experience with photography, videography, and storytelling, particularly in the conservation and community development fields. The successful candidate must have impressive communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with diverse stakeholders. This internship will be based at the Noloholo Environmental Center but will require travel to remote program areas with limited facilities; the intern should enjoy a balance of field and office work.
- Assist TPW to enhance the organization’s capacity in storytelling so that it can better achieve its community-based conservation goals and objectives.
- Engage with TPW program staff to understand TPW conservation programs and impact.
- Develop narratives around each of TPW’s program areas and design compelling stories for TPW’s marketing and outreach team.
- Create short videos for each of TPW’s conservation programs including interviews with staff and beneficiaries.
- Photograph each of TPW’s conservation programs as well as the Noloholo Environmental Center and partner communities.
- Assist with the development of ArcGIS Story Maps as a narrative tool for disseminating impact stories.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
The successful candidate should have interest in and experience with photography, filmmaking, and storytelling. A priority is placed on videography. The candidate should also demonstrate interest in conservation careers and environmental issues. We are looking for an individual with the ability to learn quickly, work in a team, and collaborate with diverse communities. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in conservation and community engagement.
- Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in one of the above fields
- Proven experience in film-making, photography, and storytelling (priority is film-making)
- Photography/Videography Equipment
- Proven experience working with rural communities
- Strong interpersonal skills, including training and capacity building, and respect for other cultures
- Experience with community-based conservation
- Willingness to live and work in the field (must be willing to camp)
- Excellent spoken and written English skills
- Proficiency with ArcGIS Story Maps
- Proficiency in Maa language
Reports to: Laura Milton, APW Director of Marketing and Communications (based in USA) and Yusuph Kaaya, TPW Finance and Administration Officer
Duration: March – August 2020 (with possible extension)
Stipend & Benefits: Small stipend, basic housing and food provided onsite. Career mentoring with experienced conservation professionals.
Tanzania People & Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org with Women in Conservation Media Internship in the subject line by February 15th, 2020:
2. Contact information
3. Three references
4. Cover letter outlining interest in applying along with relevant experience, qualifications, and skills
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.