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Position: Boundary Waters Connect Communications Internship 


Location: Based in Ely, Minnesota


Dates: Begins mid-may,  3 month internship 

Supervised By: Lacey Squier, Boundary Waters Connect Manager


Boundary Waters Connect was organized by the economic and community development task force of Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness. Boundary Waters Connect connects people and resources in ways that grow our local Wilderness-edge economies and makes our communities more vibrant.  

Primary duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Serve as a representative of Boundary Waters Connect (BWC) and Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness (NMW); provide a welcoming and educational presence for visitors to the Ely HQ facility, and attend various community meetings and events. 

  • Develop content for and post content to BWC YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Instagram account,  including taking photos or videos and writing copy. Schedule posts to be distributed across 12 months. 

  • Edit archives of video footage into dynamic and visually appealing video shorts and social media reels with the purpose of promoting Ely as an engaging community.

  • Oversee the BWC blog, including writing new content and coordinating with community organizations to garner submissions from multiple community leaders. 

  • Read 2023 and 2024 Long-Form reading & discussion group anthologies for the purposes of developing social media and blog content. 

  • Collaborate with BWC manager to plan and facilitate BWC-sponsored programs, including the BWC BBQ over Fourth of July weekend and other BWC events or collaborations. 

  • Represent BWC at the Blueberry Art Festival July 25-28. 

  • Support the hybrid (virtual and in-person) community forum known as Tuesday Group. This includes submitting Tuesday Group event information to various public calendars. 

  • Provide administrative support to Ely-based NMW staff. 

  • Other duties as assigned.


Desired Skills or Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated leadership skills. 

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ), as well as a demonstrated willingness to engage in ongoing DEIJ education. 

  • Experience with event planning and facilitation. 

  • Strong writing skills and the ability to engage positively with a broad array of people and constituencies. 

  • Demonstrated comfort with learning new technologies. 

  • Video editing skills or demonstrated ability to learn a new skill in a self-guided manner.

  • Familiarity with the Google suite of products, Zoom, Canva and CRM databases such as EveryAction.

  • Ability to work independently. 

  • Passion for Boundary Waters Connect’s mission. 



  • 32 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. 

  • Intern must provide their own transportation. 



  • Compensation at $15/hour

  • If applicable, we will work with you to arrange college credit for this position.

  • Training is provided.

  • Housing provided if needed. Note the housing is available between mid-May and early August.

Contact us

Please send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Lacey by March 15, 2024 to apply. 


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