Public Affairs Intern City of Austin - Austin, TX4.2 21 hours agoPart-time$15 an hour Apply Now Education * High School Diploma or GED Skills * Excel * Microsoft Word * Microsoft Powerpoint * Microsoft Office Minimum Qualifications The Public Affairs intern is bench marked against the Public Information Specialist position. The minimum qualifications for this internship are: Current enrollment from an accredited University or College with at least 60 credit hours with a classification as a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student. Overall 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Majoring in Communications, Public Relations, Government, Public Affairs or similar concentration. Notes to Applicants This position will assist the Public Affairs team with all aspects of communication to internal and external stakeholders. Responsibilities include coordinating media relations, assisting with public outreach and community engagement, creating social media campaigns, and writing for diverse audiences. A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience. If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education, which may include High School graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees, will be required. A resume and cover letter are required to apply for this position. Work samples should be submitted under Other Document. This includes a portfolio and/or writing samples, such as social media posts, writing samples, blog entries, media releases, etc. Pay Range $15.00 per hour Hours Flexible Monday through Friday, around 20-25 hours a week. Hours may vary depending on work demands and business needs. Job Close Date 05/20/2019 Type of Posting External Department Public Works Regular/Temporary Temporary Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Internships Location 505 Barton Springs Road, Suite 800, Austin, TX 78704 Preferred Qualifications Experience communicating in writing and orally to diverse audiences. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience planning and generating social media content in a corporate or professional setting. Experience planning and coordinating events. Duties, Functions and Responsibilities For the Duties, Functions and Responsibilities of this position, please click the job description for the benchmark title below: Public Information Specialist Job Description Knowledge, Skills and Abilities For the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of this position, please click the job description for the benchmark title below: Public Information Specialist Job Description Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation EEO/ADA City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445. Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.