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D.C. Gov. Office of Police Complaints
1400 I Street, NW Suite 700
DescriptionThe Office of Police Complaints (OPC) is a government agency that receives, investigates, and resolves citizen complaints of police misconduct filed against officers of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Office of Public Safety (OPS). OPC provides an independent and impartial forum to resolve police misconduct complaints.
The agency’s public affairs interns will assist the public affairs specialist in all aspects of community relations. Individuals having an interest in government, communications, law enforcement and/or public affairs are encouraged to apply. Bilingual skills are a plus.
ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Developing communication and outreach materials
Assisting with planning and coordinating community outreach events
Establishing media contacts and maintaining media contact database
Drafting copy for social media, press release, and website content
Assist with processing D.C. Freedom of Information Act requests
RequirementsInterested Public Affairs Intern candidates should possess the following:
Demonstrated understanding of public relations principles
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent time management skills
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong research skills
Understanding of and experience with social and digital media
Experience with Microsoft Office
Candidate for a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public affairs, public relations, or related field.
Summer interns must commit to working 40 hours per week to be considered for the program.
There is a stipend paid for the summer internship.
Application Deadline: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (e.g. press release, media advisory, news or magazine article (published preferred), op-ed, newsletter, brochure) by April 18, 2014.
All materials may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:
Public Affairs Internship Program
Office of Police Complaints
1400 I Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005