Marketing and Communications Intern

Put your marketing, writing, and online outreach skills to work on behalf of one of the nation’s premier national parks, the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Gain experience working with a growing non-profit organization and the National Park Service.

Position Title: Marketing and Communications Intern

Dates of Internship: Flexible, Summer 2015

Hours: 20 hours/week, flexible. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Location: Hagerstown, MD


  • Write press releases, website content, text for print collateral
  • Compile a list of travel and local bloggers for press outreach
  • Update and expand list of media contacts
  • Develop and assemble media packets
  • Monitor and track media
  • Assist in keeping website up-to-date
  • Assist in planning for Park After Dark fundraiser
  • Assist in development and testing of Plan Your Visit website feature
  • Promote the programs of the Trust at Trust and Park events
  • Identify and pursue new ways to promote Canal Discoveries and other programs
  • Assist in marketing Canal Quarters program
  • Assist in data entry and other office tasks
  • Other duties as assigned  

Skills Required: Attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, a commitment to producing high-quality work, and personal integrity.

Other Requirements:  Must be enrolled at a two or four-year degree program in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field. Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently. Must pass a criminal background check. Must have a valid driving license, a personal vehicle, and be willing to drive to points all across the length of the Park.  

Salary/Benefits:  This position offers a stipend of $2,500 for the summer.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, references, and a 1-2 page writing sample to Director of Communications Heidi Glatfelter ( with the name of the position in the subject line. Applications due by Friday, April 24, 2015.


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