Summer Communications Intern

internship - full time, unpaid

Washington Department Of Health
Tumwater, WA
Closed
Posted 60 Days ago
Washington Department Of Health
Tumwater, WA
internship - full time, unpaid
Posted 60 Days ago

Description

Summer Communications Intern Salary $0.00 Monthly Location Thurston County Tumwater, WA Job Type Internship Department Dept. of Corrections Job Number 2019-04734 Closing 6/10/2019 11:59 PM Pacific Description Summer Communications Intern* DOC Headquarters - Communications Unit Tumwater, WA *This is an unpaid internship opportunity.* The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for a dynamic internship opportunity in Communications! Are you majoring in a journalism, film or the communications field and want to gain first-hand, real-world experience? If so, you may be perfect for the Communications Internship. This opportunity with DOC offers an intern valuable networking possibilities and on-the-job experience. Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State DOC professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all incarcerated individuals can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society. For additional information about our agency, please visit . The DOC, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The DOC consists of the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Prisons Division, Offender Change Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Operations, Health Services, Correctional Industries Division, Reentry Division and the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board. The DOC employs over 8,500 staff. APPLICATION PROCESS: To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov (Click on the APPLY button above). You must submit the following: Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile, required and desired position qualifications, and special position requirements. Attach your Resume do not add it into the text of the application, it must be an attachment. The names of three to five professional references (this may include professors) - you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume. Please carefully review your application materials before submitting. You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days. Duties The person in this internship position has the opportunity to: Write a variety of articles Create web and social media content Learn graphic design, filming and video editing skills Gain experience with Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) Design print and web media content Work with a team of communications professionals in a collaborative environment Flexible start date; 20 - 40 hours a week. Qualifications Preferred Qualifications: Journalism skills writing and editing (i.e. blogs, media events, and web sites, etc.) Video/film-making experience or interest Ability to multitask and meet deadlines Great work ethic and self-starting attitude Strong communication and collaboration skills Desirable Qualifications: Applicant should be a current college student, or recent college graduate, majoring in a communications, journalism, electronic media or related area. Supplemental Information The mission of DOC is to improve public safety. For additional information about the agency, please visit . IMPORTANT NOTES: Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references. All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration. Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. Promote inclusiveness. Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email Karisa Lightfoot at or call us at (360) 725-8845. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. By submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed. This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC). Washington State Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a fair and impartial manner for all persons without regard to age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact the point of contact listed above. More than Just a Paycheck! Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs. Read about our benefits: The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information. Insurance Benefits Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state. Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts. To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the . Retirement and Deferred Compensation State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the ' web site. Employees also have the ability to participate in the (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options. Vacation (Annual Leave) You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per . Holidays Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays: HOLIDAY DATE New Year's Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday Third Monday in January Presidents' Day Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4 Labor Day First Monday in September Veterans' Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after Christmas Day December 25 Personal Holiday Employee's selection each calendar year *Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice. Please refer to specific for more information. Social Security All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system. Sick Leave Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in . Please visit the for more detailed information. 01 How did you hear about the opportunity you are applying to? DOC Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) Job/Career Fair Referral from current DOC employee Craigslist.com Indeed.com Monster.com jobs.doc.wa.gov careers.wa.gov govenmentjobs.com Other Required Question Agency State of Washington Address View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone View Posting for Agency Contact Website

Skills

social media, facebook, adobe photoshop, blogging, event management, communication, adobe indesign, journalism, twitter, web content, linkedin, microsoft word, leadership, graphic design, video editing

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