Public Relations Intern

Canyonlands Field Institute

Marketing Internship

Position Title: Public Relations Intern

Reports to: Marketing & Communications Director
Job Status: Salaried exempt
Compensation: $1800, $150 term completion bonus, and free housing in Moab, UT
Term length: Two 3-month positions available (one per season, exact start dates negotiable)
March through May
August through October
Open until filled – applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Why Work For CFI?
Canyonlands Field Institute (CFI) provides quality outdoor education on the Colorado Plateau to inspire care of wild places and renew the human spirit. We believe in empowering students of all ages and backgrounds to deepen their connection to their surroundings. Through inclusive educational experiences, CFI seeks to build knowledge within practices of science, artistic expression, and Social and Emotional Learning. We are creating a team of educators with diverse life experiences who are committed to providing opportunities for all types of learners. By joining our educational community, you can help us promote the growth of caring leaders and empowered students who can effect positive change in our world.
Position Overview
Join Canyonlands Field Institute for a three-month internship to learn about small non-profit mission, commerce, and promotion. This a great entry-level position and foot-in-the-door at a long-standing outdoor education organization.

  • 80% Marketing & Development Office Support
  • 20% Field Program Support (e.g. joining field programs, helping with rig/de-rig)

Position Tasks

  • Write and distribute Press Releases and Feature Articles
  • Manage Social Media (Facebook & Instagram)
  • Join outdoor education programs to take pictures and collect quotes (occasionally)
  • Assist in the organization and management of digital media (Upload images from programs)
  • Assist with CRM Database hygiene (Salsa CRM)
  • Analyze donor surveys & program participant evaluations to measure the organizational impact
  • Support seasonal newsletter content development
  • Assist with the cultivation of a CFI alumni program
  • Help with miscellaneous warehouse work and field program rig/de-rigs
  • Other special projects and duties dependent on intern interest and organizational need
  • Operate a motor vehicle (van or truck) to assist programs or to conduct other work activities.
  • Training in trailer handling and four-wheel drive will be provided


  • Intern stipend $1800, ($600 per month stipend, paid $300 every pay period)
  • $150 bonus upon Internship term completion
  • Free housing is available
  • Access to pro-deals on gear
  • Unique, hands-on learning and professional development opportunity within the non-profit, outdoor recreation, outdoor education, and marketing industries

Minimum Requirements in knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Applicants must have an interest in small nonprofit outreach, outdoor education, and learning about CFI’s mission
  • A positive, growth mindset
  • Comfortable in an office setting
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word & Excel) Google Suite (gmail, google drive, google calendar) and social media platforms (Facebook & Instagram)
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights, and weekends
  • Available to work the complete term of the internship
  • Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willing to receive and provide feedback to improve yourself and CFI
  • Effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience

Hours and days may vary but Intern will primarily work Monday – Friday at 35 hours per week.

  • Minimum of basic (1-day course) first aid and CPR training
  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Maintains a clean driving record (Motor Vehicle Report required with application)
  • Attain a current a DOT physical exam at own expense
  • Some college completed in a related field preferred
  • Previous work with nonprofits, outdoor education, and/or youth education in any setting is preferred
  • Knowledge of Colorado Plateau history, geology, and ecology is helpful but not required in advance
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background check

To apply please submit the following documents via email.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three References: name, email, and phone. At least two should be employment-related
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Motor vehicle report (current within 1 year)
  • Declaration of any felony conviction
  • Copies of First Aid/CPR cards (current through work contract)

Candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $600.00 /month

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance
  • Other


  • Monday to Friday
  • Day shift