Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. The following internship/volunteer opportunity is available.

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is the primary fundraising partner for the Blue Ridge Parkway, providing support for initiatives along the 469-mile route, including historical and cultural preservation, environmental protection, visitor amenities, and educational outreach. Since 1997, the Foundation has provided more than $12 million in funding for Blue Ridge Parkway projects and programs.

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is currently seeking a part-time Communications Intern to work in our Asheville office for the summer or fall. The intern will work with the Communications Director to achieve the nonprofit’s communication goals.

Internship Overview:

  • The Communications Intern will work in the Asheville office at 322 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
  • 15-20 hours a week
  • Stipend provided

Primary Duties:      

  • Write press releases for Foundation, the Kids in Parks program, and the Blue Ridge Music Center
  • Update website and social media
  • Research media contacts
  • Compose story pitches
  • Research and write blog posts
  • Photograph Parkway for marketing purposes
  • Attend events
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Qualifications:   

  • Background in communications, marketing, or writing or a current college student pursuing a degree in public relations, communications, marketing, nonprofit management or other related study
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for the outdoors and the Blue Ridge Parkway a plus
  • Experience working with InDesign and Photoshop a plus
  • Basic video recording and editing skills a plus

How to Apply: Email résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples to cpickering@brpfoundation.org.

You can also learn about our other volunteer opportunities.