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Helen Woodward Animal Center

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Do you have a passion for digital marketing and a heart for animal rescue? Helen Woodward Animal Center is seeking a creative, hard-working, and fun-loving Social Media Intern to join our Operations team! This internship will focus on social media marketing, such as email marketing campaigns and copywriting. Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique non-profit organization committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people. In addition to finding forever homes for more than 3,500 orphan pets each year, the Center offers humane education programs for children, therapeutic horseback riding lessons for people with special needs, pet food assistance for those facing financial hardship, and more.


  • Research and write SEO-friendly articles for the Center's blog. (Topics include rescue stories, advice for pet owners, marketing tips for animal shelters, and more.)
  • Write and edit website copy and email newsletters.
  • Strategize and execute ways to grow our Pinterest presence.
  • Craft social media posts for all platforms. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, and Pinterest)
  • Assist in the creation of video and images for marketing initiatives.

By the end of the internship, the chosen candidate will be well-versed in social media strategy for non-profits and have many published writing samples for their portfolio.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is a dynamic, detail-oriented writer accustomed to meeting deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Asana is a plus.
  • Is inquisitive with excellent research skills.
  • Has working knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Has experience creating content for social media posts.
  • Has general knowledge of the animal rescue industry.
  • Is self-driven and comfortable working independently.
  • Works well with others, is communicative, and is receptive to feedback.
  • Can be flexible and change to adapt to the needs of the program.
  • Experience with photo and video editing software or apps is a plus.
  • Current student pursuing Bachelor's Degree in business, marketing, public relations, creative writing, or related field.

Timeline: January 2022 - May 2022

Flexible Hours: 5-10 hours/week, between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Work Setting: 80% remote, 20% on-site

This position is primarily remote, but the intern will be invited to the Center for a tour and special projects as they arise, which will be communicated in advance.

Min. Age: 18+

This opportunity is unpaid.

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About Helen Woodward Animal Center


6461 El Apajo Road, PO Box 64, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, US

Mission Statement

At Helen Woodward Animal Center, people help animals and animals help people. Under one management, this unique organization benefits the community by providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. Life is more precious when trust, unconditional love, and respect exist between animals and one another.


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Computers & Technology
Media & Broadcasting


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6461 El ApajoRancho Santa Fe, CA 92067



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Journalism




  • Must be at least 18
  • January 2022 - May 2022

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