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Sum/Fall 2024- TrailLink Web Content Internship

Company: Rails to Trails Conservancy
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Rails to Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation's largest trails organization-----"with a grassroots community more than 1 million strong-----"dedicated to building a nation connected by trails, reimagining public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors. Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.railstotrails.org. Connect with RTC @railstotrails on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.Job SummaryA flagship program of RTC, TrailLink is the nation's foremost trail-finder platform, with a current catalogue of 5,000 trails spanning a collective 40,000+ miles across the country. Through an extensive set of offerings available online at TrailLink.com and through TrailLink's mobile apps-----"including interactive maps, descriptions, directions, reviews, ratings, and user-submitted photos-----"the platform supports more than 7 million users annually in the pursuit of safe and meaningful trail experiences, helping to satisfy the growing demand for trails and active transportation. A minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 18 weeks will be the duration of the internship, starting the first week of June 2024. The intern will work 24 hours per week. Job LocationThis position is located in our Washington, D.C., National Headquarters and is eligible for a remote or hybrid work schedule in accordance with RTC's policies. A hybrid schedule is preferred (working 1-2 days per week in the D.C. office). Job DutiesThe successful candidate will assist the TrailLink team in enriching TrailLink's database of more than 5,000 open trail website records, with specific responsibilities including:Researching and writing trail website descriptions Auditing and updating existing trail website recordsResearching trail photo resources and soliciting the use of photos for TrailLinkSecuring and documenting rights to use collected photosApplying keyword metadata and geotags to photos as neededAssisting in the implementation of TrailLink's marketing strategiesRequirements:Basic Qualifications and Personal Attributes:RTC is seeking an undergraduate student or a professional early in their career journey enrolled in a program related to photojournalism/communications, public relations, liberal arts, marketing, website/database management or a related field. Candidates should have the ability to work independently and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.Applicants whose permanent residence is in one of the states where we operate will be considered for this internship program. This criterion aligns with our strategic goals and operational requirements. We are looking forward to discovering motivated and talented individuals from CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, MD, ME, MI, OH, OR, PA, VA, or WI. Work Environment :Normal office setting with low to moderate noise level.Commitment to Diversity:Rails-to-Trails Conservancy seeks diverse, passionate, and qualified individuals who want to make a difference in the world. RTC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, and other legally protected characteristics.If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the interview process, please e-mail careers@railstotrails.org and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.Employer's Right: RTC reserves the right to revise, change or reclassify this job description at any time in accordance with RTC's business needs. This job description is not an implied contract.Compensation details: 17-17.5 Hourly WagePIfc94842e8aaf-25660-34350485

Keywords: Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington DC , Sum/Fall 2024- TrailLink Web Content Internship, IT / Software / Systems , Washington, DC

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