Intern - Communications

internship - full time, unpaid

Washington Department Of Health
Olympia, WA
Closed
Posted 54 Days ago
Washington Department Of Health
Olympia, WA
internship - full time, unpaid
Posted 54 Days ago
Closed

Description

Intern - Communications Location Thurston County Olympia, WA Job Type Internship Department Washington Technology Solutions Job Number 2019-WaTech-InternCo Closing 6/30/2019 11:59 PM Pacific Description Intern - Communications NOTE: This is an unpaid internship but will provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in User Experience Design. Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) operates the state's core technology infrastructure, the central network and data center, & supports Enterprise applications. WaTech also houses the State Office of the Chief Information Officer and the office of Cyber Security. Our customers include state agencies, county, city, tribal governments, and non-profits. WaTech enables public agencies to better serve the citizens of Washington through technology. The Internship We have an internship opportunity for a student interested in gaining experience working in a professional communications office. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects and group collaborations the Communications Intern will gain real-world, hands-on experience in communications, marketing, media relations, social media and project management. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Graphic/web design, photography and video editing skills are a real plus. The ideal candidate will be engaging, creative, detail-oriented, and possess strong time management skills. The intern should also be a responsible individual who can work both independently as well as part of a team. Success in this role means bringing passion, energy, curiosity and talent to the office each day and contributing those qualities to the communications team. Learning opportunities The intern will work closely with the Communications team to develop and implement internal and external communications programs and campaigns. This includes marketing collateral, product, service and program communications, public relations and digital marketing. The person in this internship position will also have the opportunity to: Gain valuable experience working with a team of communications professionals in a collaborative environment. Promote a government agency's mission using different communication channels. Write a variety of messages, articles, web and social media content, often translating technical language into information that is clear, concise and complete. Learn project management skills while contributing to different agency projects. Grow professionally in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Responsibilities: Coordinate and/or manage communications projects including but not limited to the following: Website content and design. Write content for internal and external marketing communication assets including campaign content for emails, social media, talking points, briefs, sales/marketing collateral, presentations, and more. Review and edit/proofread content from others. Assist in the development of the agency social media strategy. Work in close collaboration with team members. This internship is ideal for students who are: Pursuing journalism, communications, public relations or marketing majors. Strong, skilled writers with experience writing in AP Style. Skilled in photography and videography. Experienced in graphic design and/or website design. Able to multitask and meet deadlines. Self-starters, independently motivated and like to collaborate. Interested in the world of technology. What we can offer: Real-world experience writing and designing professional communications for a public sector agency. Experience in strategic planning. Project management opportunities. Flexible schedule working a minimum of 15 hours per week in our Olympia office. Potential to work during the school year in addition to the summer. How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will only be accepted electronically. Please select the large apply button at the top of this announcement for instructions. You may need to create a profile and account in Washington State's automated tracking system, NeoGov. To be considered for this position you will need to: Provide a resume and letter of interest that addresses your interest in this position. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. First round of application assessments will be conducted seven days after the initial job posting date. The hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible. Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Jamie Robinson at (360) 407-8810 or email to . WaTech is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and equal access in a non-discriminatory manner to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or for an alternative format may contact Jamie Robinson at (360) 407-8810 or . Persons of disability or those who are deaf or hard of hearing can call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. WaTech complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment. To learn more about please view our site. 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. 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Skills

social media, public relations, media relations, writing, internal communications, journalism, digital marketing, ap style, proofreading, non-profit fund development, website design, web content, political science, creativity, campaigns

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