Are You Our Next Comms Intern? (Re)do Me!

We are looking for a Communications Intern to join the team! To change it up a bit, we’re asking candidates to edit and redo the job posting as part of their application. Click image above or here to download the original .docx.

Any help to spread the word would be much appreciated :)
(A pdf of the job posting.)

Shark Truth (Vancouver Office)

Spring/Summer Communications Intern
4-6 months

5-10 hours/week + meetings
Unpaid (But we’ll give you a rockin’ reference)

Application deadline: January 31, 2013

Shark Truth is a grassroots non-profit organization based in Vancouver that works on shark conservation from a cultural and community angle. We care about sharks as much as we care about people. We’ve received a few awards including being named as a Tides Top 10 and winning the best Young Social Innovators Pitch. We are looking for a Comms Intern that will produce and manage strategic communications through traditional and social media channels for Shark Truth’s Happy Hearts Love Sharks wedding contest.

You should…

  • Be familiar with, Hootsuite, Twitter, Fb, hashtags, Photoshop
  • Like making documents look purdy J (e.g. sponsorship packages, thank you letters) by using Photoshop & MS Word to make templates
  • Be a self-proclaimed social media nerd/junkie – yahoo!
  • Be a self-starter but also know how to work in a team
  • Secretly despise Times New Roman!
  • Have an extreme attention to detail for proofreading
  • Have experience creating an online profile for ones self or another org/project
  • Be in your third or final year of of post-secondary diploma/degree with a concentration in Communications, Business or related field


  • Staying on top of related social media news feeds, maintaining these channels, and sending senior staff stuff that we should know
  • Create copy/content for blogs and newsletter, edit it, embed images/videos when necessary, then send them out and report back on how it went

How to Apply

Email Executive Director, Claudia at claudia {at} sharktruth [dot] com with “Comms Intern App 2013” in the Subject Line with:

  • A re-do of this document (download the original doc at
  • A sample blog post (imagine you are already working here, and you’re given the responsibility to write a blog post about this position so it’s Tweet/Facebook-able. Max 250-350 words)
  • A sample Tweet + Facebook post of that imaginary blog post(use screen capture or just text is fine too)
  • Your resume

Due to the high volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.