Vacancy: Communications Intern

Location: Based in San José, Costa Rica


The Communications Intern will work directly with the Enduring Earth Team, providing creative support to help amplify our program priorities and activities.

Reports to: Senior Director, Communications

Status: 12 month internship

Position Summary

Enduring Earth is an ambitious collaboration between The Nature Conservancy, Pew Charitable Trusts, World Wildlife Fund and ZOMALAB, that works with all stewards of the environment to accelerate conservation worldwide. We seek to protect and conserve our planet’s ocean, lands, and freshwater, and secure long-term financing for conservation, economic diversification, and community prosperity. This is built on a commitment to uphold the rights of people and create opportunities for sustainable growth.

Central to our approach is a model known as project finance for permanence (PFP) – also referred to as a PFP, which secures long-term investment in conservation initiatives by tying sustained funding to tangible, measurable goals encompassing both social and environmental benefits. Projects are collaboratively designed, locally-led, nationally supported, sustainably funded, and highly accountable, with the goal to inhibit nature’s decline and produce robust conservation outcomes at a global scale.  

About the Role

We are seeking a passionate and creative Communications Intern to join our team and play a vital role in amplifying our message and mission. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in various communication functions within the context of NGOs and particularly NGO alliances.

This role is based in Costa Rica and reports to the Senior Director, Communications. The candidate is expected to work 21 hours per week in a schedule to be jointly defined.


Social Media:
  • Support the implementation of a social media strategy to increase brand awareness and engagement across relevant platforms according to our audiences.
  • Create compelling social media content (text, images, and videos) that aligns with Enduring Earth’s mission and target audience.
  • Monitor social media conversations and respond to comments and inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
Emails and Newsletters:
  • Support the development of content for monthly e-newsletters.
  • Craft engaging headlines and source informative articles and visuals for the newsletters.
  • Utilize email marketing tools to supportdrafting newslettercontent.
  • Ensure compliance with anti-spam regulations.
  • Track newsletter performance metrics and analyze results to improve future engagement
  • Update and maintain content on Enduring Earth’s internal website and support user management.
  • Collaborate to ensure the website is informative and user-friendly, in collaboration with colleagues.
Basic Graphic Design:
  • Create basic graphics for social media posts, presentations, and other internal documents using design software like Canva.
  • Maintain a consistent visual identity for Enduring Earth across various communication materials.


  • Currently enrolled in a University degree program in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or a related field (or recent graduate).
  • Strong interest in environmental conservation and sustainability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in social media platforms (e.g., LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.).
  • Experience with email marketing tools a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design principles and design software preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks effectively, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.


  • Gain valuable experience in communications, marketing, and graphic design.
  • Work for a mission-driven organization that is making a positive impact on the planet.
  • Learn from experienced professionals in the field of conservation and NGO alliances.
  • Opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to a growing organization that leverages the power of collaboration.
  • Gain firsthand experience of how NGOs work together to achieve large-scale conservation goals.
  • Period and Stipend

The intern will be engaged for a one-year period and will receive a stipend of $12.000 for the year.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, a writing sample and a design sample to [email protected]

Hiring Statement

Enduring Earth is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Windward’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Learn more about the Enduring Earth team and our mission and values