Communications/Social Media/Media Relations Intern (Unpaid
This internship recruitment will remain posted on a continuous
basis until the needs of the County are met.
COUNTY OF ORANGE
The County of Orange is a collection of dedicated,
public-spirited individuals, who together comprise a regional
service provider and planning agency committed to maximizing
resources and improving the quality of life in Orange County. Our
core businesses are public safety, public health, environmental
protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services
Applicants who apply for this internship can expect their
application to be seen by various County of Orange agencies
including, but not limited to, the Social Services Agency, OC
Sheriff's Department, the OC Health Care Agency, and OC Waste &
Interns will assist staff in the day-to day activities within a
busy governmental agency or department. Students or recent
graduates selected for the position perform a range of duties from
very basic activities to those requiring higher skill levels and
Duties vary by agency, but may include:
Assisting in the preparation and distribution of press
Providing support with social media sites
Responding to questions from the public and community
Event planning; assisting with department newsletter
Creating and updating media talking points
Posting updates to the department's Intranet
Coordinating special projects and community outreach
Creating and updating resource material
- Interacting with other governmental and community-based
Applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited
college/university majoring in public relations, political science,
marketing, communications, journalism or related fields. Recent
graduates who have completed their degree in one of the above
fields are also eligible to apply.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience in
working with Microsoft Office Suite; thorough knowledge of social
media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook;
experience in developing/sharing videos via social media; detail
oriented and reliable.
Minimum 12 - 15 hours per week for three or more months. Hours
can be scheduled in 3 to 8 hour blocks of time during regular
business hours (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
Applicants able to schedule the maximum hours/duration listed for
the internship typically gain a more in-depth experience.
BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO INTERN
Although this is an unpaid internship that does not lead to paid
employment or include employee benefits, students and recent
graduates are offered an excellent opportunity to gain extensive
experience in managing public relations, marketing and social media
campaigns within a large government agency.
Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume, and unofficial
transcripts to their application. In addition, applicants will need
to include a writing sample with their application materials.
Applications that do not include a cover letter, resume, writing
sample, and unofficial transcripts will not be considered.
The cover letter is an opportunity for students to describe
career and academic goals, to elaborate upon personal and academic
accomplishments, and to identify what type of internship experience
they are seeking. Learn more about what to include in a cover
REQUIRED BACKGROUND SCREENING/REFERENCE CHECK
The background screening requires the applicant's full legal
name, date of birth, address and U.S. Social Security number.
Please note that certain agencies may have longer background
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment
process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in
our application and use only one email account.
NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and
should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications
with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment
process for any positions for which you apply.
Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the
recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site.
Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders,
and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and
"ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update
your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For additional internship postings, please check our Web site at
the following link: http://ocgov.com/gov/volunteer/internships/college
Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.
For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please
contact Jeff Hentzen at (714) 834-2892 or
Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.