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NPS: Social Media Fellow


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Washington, District of Columbia

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The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. The NPS Office of Communications supports the Service with innovative and responsive communications strategies and leads the Service in exploring new ways to communicate broadly about the NPS mission.

The Office of Communications is seeking a public affairs/social media fellow who will support the office’s work to shape and implement collaborative, integrated, multi-platform national social media strategies and other initiatives for external engagement. The fellow will be in a unique position to work with a variety of NPS programs, parks, and partners to engage virtual audiences in protecting and experiencing America’s public lands.

Major projects include supporting development and delivery of high-quality online content for the flagship social media accounts of the National Park Service (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr. etc.). Work with individual parks and programs to coordinate participation in service-wide communications efforts and messaging, ensure social media content meets accessibility standards and legal requirements, and help provide technical support to park and program accounts as needed.


Responsibilities include:

Assist social media lead in developing social media content.

Draft content about park events, projects and other news that might interest visitors.

Create strategic communications plans to support organization and programmatic goals.

Create social media guidance and toolkits for parks.

Ensure all social media content meets accessibility standards, policy, and legal requirements.



  • Living Allowance: $750/week (pre-tax)
  • Opportunity for travel and training with $300 travel and professional development budget.
  • Opportunity to earn Public Land Corps hiring authority through conservation-focused projects.


Required Skills

Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public affairs, or a related field

Preferred qualifications:

We are seeking a detail-oriented, creative communicator to help share National Park Service goals, priorities, stories, and opportunities. Digital literacy and experience with social media outreach systems preferred.

Start Date: 5/22/2023

Application Deadline: 4/21/2023

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