Join the Shark Truth Team: Comms Intern

Summer time is a time for growth! We are looking for a Communications Intern to join the Shark Truth team to start in mid-August. This fall is going to be an exciting couple of months, so it’s a great growth opportunity for those interested working in an entrepreneurial environment on communications strategy and implementation.

Shark Truth Communications Intern

Part-time (3-4 days/week)
Fall/Winter 2012 (Training Starts August 13)
Vancouver, BC

Deadline: Sunday, August 5th 11:59pm PST
Download the full job description in pdf here: 

About Shark Truth – Founded in 2009, Shark Truth is a grassroots nonprofit based in Vancouver dedicated to shark conservation through cultural change. We are a lean but effective organization: in just three years, we’ve diverted over 40,000 bowls of shark fin soup from consumption, saving approximately 4,000 sharks from being eaten. Last year, Shark Truth was awarded as a Tides Top 10 for forward-thinking leadership and vision that demonstrates real-world impact. Our philosophy is to collaborate with stakeholders and create solutions for long-term change within our community.

The Position – We are looking for a Communications Intern that will produce and manage strategic communications through traditional and new media channels for Shark Truth’s Happy Hearts Love Sharks wedding, and Fin Free Restaurant campaigns. This is a part-time (3-4 full days spread across a working week) 4-month internship position based out of Vancouver office. The internship is unpaid; however, a stipend will be provided.


  • Manage, write, and edit Shark Truth’s social networks including our blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account
  • Design and implement an online engagement strategy through our online newsletters
  • Create reports and consult staff on strategies to improve online engagement
  • Plan, research, and write copy for design, fact sheets, press releases, op-eds, and letters to the editor (the latter three requires pitching reporters and media outlets)
  • Coordinate and/or design images for marketing material (print and web)
  • Monitor local and international news
  • Maintain an up-to-date media database to keep us organized
  • Support the organization’s events through communications and marketing
  • Support the staff in completing other general administrative tasks


  • Self-acclaimed communications nerd: news and social media junky
  • Meme lover with a genuine appreciation for image below
  • Initiator, resourceful, and DIY attitude
  • Final year or completion of post-secondary diploma/degree with a concentration in Communications, Marketing or related field
  • Professional or volunteer public/media/communications relations experience
  • Fervent research bone and curiosity towards communications and social media trends
  • Strong attention to detail for proofreading, copyediting, and fact-checking
  • Takes initiative and strong ability to work well independently and in a team
  • Thrive in a fast–paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills: you love to chat, you love to write
  • Interest in or passion for the mission of Shark Truth and our philosophy of cross-cultural collaboration
  • Ability to use basic HTML, Photoshop, MS Office (basic document layouts like this), MailChimp, Hootsuite, WordPress, Facebook Apps/Pages, Twitter, Prezi

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing/Comms sample (Optional. Feel free to get creative, max. two pages.)

Email Kevin Huang at kevin[at]sharktruth(.)com with “Comms Intern Application” in the Subject Line by Sunday, August 5th 11:59pm PST. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview the week of August 6.