Himalayan Langur Project: Social media intern
The Himalayan Langur Project (HLP) is a collaborative and multi-faceted conservation endeavor. The central objectives are to investigate and conserve the rich, but overlooked, biodiversity and culture of the Indian Himalayas. We are looking for a ONE social media Intern interested in dedicating 5 months in the western Himalayas. This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to biodiversity conservation. This excellent opportunity is ideal for a young professional who aspires to contribute to biodiversity conservation using their skills of storytelling and social media outreach. The ideal candidate will have a career interest in wildlife photography, wildlife conservation, animal behavior, and fostering and driving conservation awareness through social media using their skills. More information can be found at http://himalayanlangur.com/
In This Role You Will
● Collaborate with the team to conceptualize and design creatives representing the HLP work, and undertake research, development, and curation of content ideas.
● Creating, editing, and publishing social media material on a daily basis (e.g. original text, photos, videos, and news)
● Assist with website updates, social media, and other digital activities, as needed.
● Maintain and organize existing digital photo archives.
● Increase HLP social media presence through posting scientific content.
● Capture photos and videos in nature, at community-based activities.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have
● General understanding of conservation and the value of wildlife.
●Passion, creativity, and curiosity about nature and science education/communication.
● Strong organizational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision on assigned tasks.
● Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and to work well in a collaborative environment.
● Good verbal and written communication skills.
● Ability to commit to 8-10 hours per day.
● Excellent physical fitness.
Skills And Qualifications Desired But Not Required
● Experience with photography and videography that tells a story.
● Have (or be working toward) an undergraduate (B.Sc./B.A.) degree or Master’s degree in any background.
● Experience with Community (citizen) science.
● Possess an understanding of journalism, media relations, and communications
● Ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal supervision.
● Strong organizational skills and creative ability.
● Ability to understand the HLP mission and core theme.
Study Site: This position is based in Mandal Valley, Chamoli district Uttarakhand, India. This site is one of the oldest sites of HLP and is ideal for learning primate behavior field methodology. It is a very beautiful small valley located at 1500-2000 meter elevation with a good diversity of high altitude mammals and birds. More information can be found at http://himalayanlangur.com/where-we-work/
Stipend and round trip fares (train/bus) are available after 5 months stay, but some funding is available to cover expenses. See below.
Support provided for volunteer positions
Food and accommodation at the field site will be covered by the project.
A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Short-listed applicants will be contacted to schedule zoom interviews as soon as possible.
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