18 Jul

Communications Intern Jobs Vacancy in King County Seattle

Position
Communications Intern
Company
King County
Location
Seattle WA
Opening
18 Jul, 2018 28 days ago

King County Seattle urgently required following position for Communications Intern. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Communications Intern Jobs Vacancy in King County Seattle Jobs Details:

Summary

COMMUNICATIONS & ENVIRONMENT INTERN

The position duration is minimum 10 months, starting in August or September, 2018 and ending between late May, 2019-August 2019, depending on availability. You must be able to commit to working at least 10 hours per week from mid-September 2018 through May 2019 to be eligible.

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE:

This internship will provide hands-on experience developing and implementing a communications and outreach plan for salmon recovery in the Snoqualmie River basin. This internship will involve many aspects of communications and outreach, including planning, writing, preparing social media posts, preparing Powerpoint presentations, social marketing, developing web content, and working with local media about salmon, rivers, salmon recovery, and Puget Sound. The intern will learn about King County's social media and communications protocols, and will work directly with planners and ecologists and collaborate with partners from the county, cities, tribes and non-profit groups. The intern will assist staff with communications duties such as preparing social media posts, press releases, graphics, and other outreach materials, taking photographs, and managing digital files. Daily office work will include working with the Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer. The intern may also attend meetings or events on evenings and weekends to learn about salmon recovery efforts and distribute outreach materials and messages at farmer's markets, fairs, and conferences.

REQUIREMENTS:

Start date and schedule are flexible, but preference will be given to someone available three to four days per week from August 1-Sept 15, 2018, and 10 hours/week or more from mid-September of 2019 through May 2019. Alternatively, must be available up to 19 hours/week from mid-September 2018 through May 2019. The position could extend through August 2019 (optional). Occasional work on evenings and weekends will be necessary. Communications major or minor, or class work in communications, marketing and behavior change, and interest or experience in the environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to articulate technical, environmental information in ways that are easy for most people to understand.
  • Knowledge or interest in marketing, social marketing, and behavior change methods.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Curiosity, excellent learner and team player, with proven willingness to work hard to fulfill work plan and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of multiple social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and others.
  • Experience or interest in the environment, ecology and river systems, planning, public policy, government, or related fields.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Graphic design or drawing/painting/creating 2-dimensional art.
  • Competence in a foreign language.

To be qualified, you must be a college student currently enrolled. You will need to provide proof of enrollment.

Wage Information

Intern II: $16.59-$21.03 Students currently enrolled in undergraduate school.

Intern III: $18.68-$23.68 Students currently enrolled in graduate school.

Questions: Elissa.Ostergaard@kingcounty.gov

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to the general public.

Forms and Materials Required:

  • A King County Application Form,
  • Resume,
  • Cover Letter (In your cover letter, please describe how this position aligns with your interests and future career goals)


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