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Now hiring: Clean Water Storyteller Internship

Description and Goals of Assignment: Story telling is an integral part of clean water conservation and sustainable community planning. Without compelling stories to help connect the dots, we can overlook the importance of clean water, sustainable fisheries, and our human connection with them. By connecting clean water to our economic and cultural livelihood in Southeast Alaska, our Inside Passage Waterkeeper program is building a regional identity rooted in the protection of clean water.

The Clean Water Storyteller will produce approximately eight to ten 45-60 second videos and supporting materials thatcreatively and accurately convey the importance of clean water in our daily lives in Southeast Alaska, including our food, our local economy, and our sense of place. The intern will work with the Communications Director to identify needed videos and develop clear story boards for each project. The overall story telling theme is connectivity: our human interconnection with the clean waters of Southeast Alaska, from alpine to shoreline; our sense of place in Southeast Alaska; and our sense of community.

The intern will work as part of our new clean water program: the Inside Passage Waterkeeper. Visit for more information on this specific program.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Produce eight to ten 45 60 second videos that convey the importance of clean water with a special focus on salmon, indigenous cultures, family fishing and subsistence use, and economic stories from the commercial fishing and water tourism sectors.

  • Produce a portfolio of still images that convey above themes with a focus on the human connection with clean water

  • Work with staff to place work products within strategic campaign communications plans. As time allows, work with staff to create communications materials such as email campaigns, web pages, blog posts, and publications that use the videos and images.

  • Work with staff to write and edit 2-4 blog posts placing the intern experience within our broader campaign framework.

  • Archive all work products and update SEACC’s image and video archive.

    Intern Qualifications:

  • Experience with short video shooting and production required.

  • Experience using still image and video editing software required.

  • Experience working with identified photographic theme to produce still images that

    convey theme required.

  • Access to personal camera equipment required.

  • Experience with graphic design, web development, photo editing, and/or Adobe software


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Experience with aquatic ecology, marine sciences, fisheries, local economies, cultural

    connection to place, and/or working landscapes preferred.

  • Intern must be experienced and equipped for extended fieldwork in Southeast Alaska

    including backcountry camping, sleeping on fishing boats, and/or staying with the

    subjects of video/photography projects.

  • Candidates must provide links to online work or portfolio for consideration.

    To apply, visit the Alaska Conservation Foundation Ted Smith Internship page.  You can do so here:

    For more information, contact Daven Hafey at 907-586-6942, or email him at

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