BuildWell Communications Internship

Communications and Social Media Intern

UPDATE: This opportunity has passed.

BuildWell is seeking a Communications and Social Media Intern this summer and fall to support their small team on a variety of projects. This position is ideal for anyone looking to gain hands-on communications experience in a fast-paced, startup environment. This is an exciting opportunity to play an important role in the development of a brand that is working to have a lasting impact.

BuildWell is looking for a social media-savvy specialist, particularly those interested in natural building, to help them maintain effective communications with their international community and to grow their online following.

Primary platforms include: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. Experience with email marketing and the development of email newsletters a plus.    


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with BuildWell team to execute social media and communications strategy

  • Maintain up-to-date editorial calendar

  • Lead the development of bi-weekly email newsletters

  • Maintain the BuildWell voice and vision throughout the materials created to ensure a strong and consistent brand

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, exciting work environment

  • Take initiative and get creative and grow the BuildWell online following


Qualifications and Desired Skills

  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to work independently and maintain flexibility while handling multiple projects on various timelines

  • Self-starter; must take initiative and identify areas for potential improvement and not wait for direction

  • A passion for sustainability, and low-carbon (natural) building

  • Experience with the green and low-carbon building industry ideal, but not required

  • Experience using social media in a professional capacity is ideal, but not required


Applicant Eligibility

The internship is open to anyone in the United States and over the age of 18. The position requires a commitment of 10 hours per week, and will start as early as July 15, 2015 through December 2015. This is a paid opportunity. Qualified applicants may work remotely, but location in San Francisco area is preferred.


Application Details

Applications are being accepted now through July 15, 2015, with decisions being made on a rolling basis. The application should include a resume, any related portfolios or writing samples and a brief statement about why you are excited about this opportunity.

Questions or application should be sent to:


Overview of Organization

BuildWell Source is an online resource for builders, designers and everybody to learn more about ecological and low-carbon, or “natural”, building. It was initiated and currently exists as “the BuildWell Library,” a project of the Ecological Building Network (EBNet). EBNet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has been developing, distributing and promoting green building technology since 1997.

EBNet began the work of connecting the people who were researching and developing ecological building materials and systems -- how those materials perform and how to design and build with them -- with the people who are interested in putting that information to work in the real world-- designers, builders, engineers, building officials, manufacturers and home-owners. The result has been a synergistic hub where information passes from those who develop it to those who can use it.

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