Careers & Internships


Scenic America is currently accepting applications for the following position. Click the link to view the job description and application instructions.

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Request for Proposal: Route 66 Centennial Commission – Administrative Assistance


Scenic America welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to apply for internships to support our communications and policy work. Our spring internships run from January through May, summer internships run from June through August, and fall internships run from September to December with flexibility in dates. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting applications for fall 2023 internships.

Specific responsibilities and qualifications are outlined below.

Communications and Development Interns

Communications and Development Interns support our communications efforts across channels and media. Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting articles for the Scenic America website and newsletter
  • Assisting with press releases and communicating with media
  • Developing content for social media channels. Monitoring feeds and engaging with fans, followers, and partner organizations
  • Helping to arrange webinars and other communication with affiliates
  • Monitoring media coverage of scenic conservation issues; compiling news clips
  • Monitoring website analytics and assisting with online/ search advertising
  • Managing photo and video asset libraries
  • Building and expanding media databases
  • Supporting the creation of donor appeals, including social media and online messaging
  • Conducting donor prospect research
  • Helping to prepare foundation grant applications and reports
  • Additional tasks as assigned by Scenic America staff

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Policy, Advocacy, and Research Interns

Policy, Advocacy, and Research Interns support these efforts by carrying out various tasks and completing specific projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research and track and analyze legislation on scenic conservation topics such as scenic byways and gateways, parks and open spaces, mitigating visual impacts of overhead wires, promoting beautiful highways, preserving community character, and state legislation relating to scenic conservation
  • Work to update and verify inventories of current state laws and local ordinances regarding scenic conservation topics
  • Support the drafting and compilation of federal legislation, state legislation, and local ordinances
  • Support the drafting of memoranda, policy briefs, fact sheets, blog articles, and background papers on issues relating to scenic conservation
  • Attend meetings, Congressional hearings, and other events related to scenic conservation policy and subsequently brief Scenic America staff
  • Additional tasks as assigned by Scenic America staff

Read the full job description

Qualifications for all internships include:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivation to work on substantive scenic conservation topics
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must possess excellent judgment and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work independently

Physical demands include:

  • Sitting for extended periods at a desk and using a provided desktop or laptop computer\
  • Occasionally lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds
  • Ability to use public transportation to attend various events around Washington


  • 30-35 hours per week, hours are flexible.


  • Remote/hybrid internship candidates will be considered and are welcome to apply.
  • Interns who are available to join us in Washington may work in Scenic America’s offices in downtown D.C.

COVID-19 Policy

  • All employees and interns will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief is requested and approved by Scenic America.


  • Academic credit is available to students, and interns will receive a $100 stipend to offset personal expenses related to participation in the internship.


  • Interns will work directly with Scenic America staff and have mentorship opportunities with the many accomplished members of our Board of Directors.
  • Interns will have many professional development and networking opportunities and can publish their work in Scenic America briefs, newsletters, online communications, and website.

How to Apply

  • Send a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Communications Intern” or “Policy Intern” to: Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to attend an initial interview via video conference.

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