internship
Government and Policy
Media, Communications and Publishing

Fall Communications Intern

10-20 hoursMontgomery County2 positions availableFall SemesterFree CandyTrips to the Capitol at Harrisburg

Description

In addition to our traditional internship program, our office is seeking a communication intern whose duties shall be primarily focused on communication related tasks. In our office, interns are expected to fully engage in the office as a regular staff member. We ask that they be self-driven, able to ask for help, know how to give and receive feedback, and be adept at multi-tasking as priorities shift.

Our communication internship is designed to give our interns real world experience that will help them to gain and develop their skill set, build their resumes and portfolios, and contribute significantly to the running of our office. They will be asked to help with or take the lead on such tasks as writing press releases, updating our social media and webpage (no coding experience necessary), promoting events, and designing and editing our newsletter. They will also be asked to perform clerical duties necessary to the running of the office as necessary. We will make every effort to tailor the internship program to the interests and career goals of the participants and provide them with skills, experiences, and accomplishments that they will be able to take with them in the future.

Position Duties:
• Help maintain the Senator’s website and manage e-communications
• Help monitor social media pages- Instagram/Facebook
• Assist with scheduling and prepping for interviews
• Help to design and edit our newsletter and other office publications
• Develop and write press releases and media advisories
• Help to draft talking points for events, speeches and interviews
• Actively assist staff members in areas such as constituent service, legislative, and advocacy
• Professionally represent the Senate office at meetings and events in the district office
• Assist with clerical tasks necessary for the running of the office

Requirements

Ideal candidates should:
• Exhibit strong verbal communications skills and the ability to write clearly
• Be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences
• Be familiar with current social media and new trends
• Have a knowledge of AP format
• Be able to write quickly (“on deadline”) and on a wide range of topics as needed
• Be courteous, patient, and empathetic toward District constituents from all backgrounds and situations
• Be self-motivated and able to work independently, multitask, and prioritize work assignments
• Have an interest in politics, advocacy, community organizing or social work
• Be able to provide their own reliable transportation
• Be able to commit to no less than 10 hours a week in the office over at least two days