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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Social Media/Public Relations Unpaid Internship


The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens invites applicants for a social media internship in the Zoo’s busy marketing department.  The marketing department handles the Zoo’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter sites promoting the Zoo’s events, conservation messaging and generally promoting the Zoo.

Responsibilities can include:

Interns will assist the Marketing and Social Media Specialist with the following:

  • Helping plan and implement the Zoo’s social media schedule.  
  • Coordinating pictures and resources for scheduled posts.
  • Assisting with updating website.
  • Assisting with events as needed.
  • Conducting research into emerging social media trends.
  • Attending and participating in staff meetings.
  • Other administrative duties as needed.

Experience Required

Qualifications: • Major in public relations, journalism, communication, marketing, or related field • Excellent writing/editing skills • Strong organizational skills • Willingness to take initiative and motivation to seek new learning opportunities • Keen attention to detail when proofreading, copyediting, and fact-checking • Flexibility and a good sense of humor • Ability to meet deadlines • Desktop publishing, HTML, and related computer skills. Would be particularly interested in a candidate with graphic design skills. • Good research ability and command of the Internet • Public relations experience or abilities • Professionalism

Further Comments

If selected for an internship candidates must adhere to reference checks, level 2 background fingerprints, proof of a negative TB test within the past year (at intern’s expense), drug screen and pay the $50 intern fee (this fee covers your fingerprints and drug screen). A current tetanus vaccine is recommended.


N/A - Unpaid

How to Apply

Visit our website: Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
370 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone: 904-757-4463

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