American Forests Information Technology (IT) team oversees all technical systems development and maintenance for the organization. The intern for IT programs is responsible for the following areas: 1) work with key stakeholders on staff to design and implement a SharePoint based intranet site; 2) participate in the development of new website tools and features; and 3) assist in ensuring smooth operation of the office’s information technology, such as desktop and laptop computers, the phone system, email and server, and more.

Requisite Education or Certifications:
Currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university. Must receive college credit for the internship, as this is unpaid.

Required Experience:
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with some experience in database management systems. Knowledge of WordPress or similar CMS system, SharePoint and web technologies, including JavaScript and CSS. Google Analytics experience a plus.

Organized, with an ability to multi-task and prioritize time-sensitive assignments. Strong verbal/written communications and computer skills are required. Creative and Flexible. An ability to work in a team environment. Demonstrated interest in nonprofit website development related to environmental, conservation, forest or natural resource issues is preferred.

Working Conditions:
Most work will be in a general office environment.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Work with key stakeholders on staff to design and implement a SharePoint based intranet site
    1. Conduct a needs analysis of staff to determine feature set and core functionality.
    2. Develop a timetable and manage implementation process.
    3. Create user guidelines and handouts.
    4. Conduct training sessions with staff and monitor adoption.
  1. Participating in the development of new website tools and features.
    1. Compile reports on our web statistics and analytics and present suggestions for improvement.
    2. Implement A/B testing of our web assets.
    3. Contribute to building and managing microsites.
    4. Develop analytics reports and optimize key messages on homepage.
  1. Assist in ensuring smooth operation of the office’s information technology.
    1. Work with our membership database, Blackbaud Sphere, to enhance business intelligence reporting for the organization.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume by August 1st to Peter Hutchins, Vice President of Programs – PHutchins@americanforests.org

American Forests is an equal opportunity employer.