Digital Team Internship, Strategy and People, Wellington | Wellington

Posted on 10-Sep-2018
Application close date: 24-Sep-2018
Position type:
Fixed Term
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The Department of Conservation (DOC) Digital Team manages the DOC website and social media channels. We are made up of experts in communicating and engaging online. We have specialists in web, social media, user experience and digital content creation.


We are looking for someone to work across the team to support our content development work. This could be writing blog posts, editing video, writing social media posts, updating web pages or analysing user behaviour.


There's the potential to get involved in small projects e.g. supporting user research and finding out how we can improve the user experience of our channels.


You will learn about DOC‘s role in engaging and inspiring New Zealander's to get involved in conservation and recreation.


To succeed in this role, you will:

• Be studying science communications, arts, communications or marketing.
• Have knowledge of, and some experience using a range of external communication channels (websites, blogs, social media etc.)
• Have excellent writing skills - be able to spell and use grammar correctly
• Ideally have experience editing or capturing video
• Be organised and professional
• Have excellent interpersonal skills
• Be open to learning
• Be able to simplify complex messages to be able to be communicated broadly
• Get on well with a wide range of people, and keen to get stuck in and contribute to the success of the team


To be eligible for an internship you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident AND a full-time student in 2018 at one of the following universities:

• University of Auckland
• Auckland University of Technology
• University of Waikato
• Massey University
• Victoria University of Wellington
• University of Canterbury
• Lincoln University
• University of Otago


Preference will be given to students who have completed at least two years of study.


You will ideally need to be available for at least 12 weeks between 26 November 2018 and 22 February 2019.


Please apply online. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and evidence of the required capabilities as per the project description.


For more information, please contact Ligs Hoffman on 027 200 9829 quoting vacancy 600/22T1.


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 24 September 2018.


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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