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Communications Intern

Quivira Coalition is a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that builds resilience on Western working lands. We foster ecological, economic, and social health through education, innovation, and collaboration. Quivira aims to shift current practices of agriculture and land stewardship to those that produce good food, support meaningful livelihoods in rural places, sustain biodiversity, and remedy the impacts of climate change. We do this work through agricultural apprenticeship, land and water restoration, and rancher- and farmer-led knowledge exchange. Knowing that it is critical to the success of our work, Quivira is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community, including groups that are traditionally under-represented among stewardship and agricultural support services.

Quivira’s communications team is dedicated to telling the stories of resilience on working lands by sharing the work of Quivira and our partners. We do this through various communications platforms, including our website, social media profiles, e-newsletters, videos, podcasts, technical guides, journal (Resilience) and other avenues. 

We would like to work with an intern who will support the communications team in its efforts. The person in this position has a chance to pitch in on projects the team is working on and take the lead on projects that they are interested in. We’re looking for someone who thrives in collaborative environments but who can also work independently.   

10 hours/week ($20/hour) for 16 weeks. There are no benefits included with this position but we follow state sick leave rules. This position is fully remote and we are searching for applicants in New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Texas, Utah or Maine.

Tasks could include (but are not limited to):

  • Social media support and content creation
  • Video uploading and optimizing
  • Website edits
  • Creating ISBNs for publications and submit them to Amazon
  • Google Analytics work
  • Support for annual conference communications needs
  • Photo storage organization
  • Create blog posts from e-newsletter content

Other expectations:

  • Report regularly to the communications director
  • Participate in some internal meetings and subgroups in support of maintaining and evolving culture and internal work.
  • Engage with other program and Quivira staff in some routine program and cross-program activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong professional written and verbal communication skills writing skills
  • Experience with communications/marketing tactics and tools
  • Experience creating social media content 
  • Strong skills related to working with diverse groups of people and cross-cultural communication.
  • Strong organizational skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with regenerative agricultural practices and soil health principles
  • An understanding of how conservation and agriculture have historically and currently impacted Hispanic, Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color
  • Experience with G Suite (gmail, drive, calendar, etc.)
  • Multi-lingual in Spanish or Native languages 


Application Instructions

Please apply online at the form linked below. Please include a current resume with the application. The application will be in place of a cover letter; no cover letter is needed. Please provide the name, phone number, and email of three professional references. References will be checked as a part of the hiring process. 

Please send questions to Anica Wong at with the subject line “Communications Intern Application.”
Deadline for best consideration of applications is August 18, 2023 with the intention of a start date ASAP. Position will remain open until filled.


Since its establishment in 1997, Quivira has prided itself on its history of working across differences at the radical center, though we have not always accomplished this and continue to strive for improvement. In the last year, we have become increasingly aware of the work that we must do to ensure that individuals and communities of all backgrounds are truly included and welcomed into our work, and the ongoing legacies of racism. Quivira is taking steps toward becoming an antiracist organization, and reevaluating what diversity, equity and inclusion means for the organization. This is difficult, often messy, ongoing work, and we are committed to working through the challenges to join the movement for racially just regenerative agriculture. We have made mistakes, committed harm, and are committed to growth. We hope new hires and the perspectives they bring will continue to help us navigate this path. We invite candidates to ask questions about where we are in this journey, and to join us in moving the organization and the regenerative agriculture movement towards becoming more just, equitable, and inclusive.

We are in the interview process for this position and have closed the application to new entries. Thank you for your interest!