Internship Spotlight: PR Internship with the U.S. Department of Labor

Dept of Labor_Public Affairs Internship Flyer spring 2014The United States Department of Labor, office located in Philadelphia, is looking for unpaid interns for work within their public relations and communications machinery. Bilingual students are highly encouraged to consider this opportunity. The full details can be found below. Note that the application deadline is November 29th, so plan to submit the requisite paperwork prior to engaging in familial turkey shenanigans.

 

 

INTERNSHIP FOR SPRING 2014 SEMESTER 

U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT – PHILADELPHIA 

Looking for a great opportunity to gain real-world experience working in a fast-paced, federal government communications office? THIS IS THE INTERNSHIP FOR YOU!! 

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Public Affairs Internship is open to Junior, Senior and Graduate Student Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, English, and Journalism majors. To participate, students must be currently enrolled in school and located in the greater Philadelphia area. 

This internship is for academic credit only. However, a transit subsidy is provided for interns who commute on SEPTA and PATCO only. 

DUTIES INCLUDE: 

 Writing/editing press releases, media advisories, news briefs, blogs, Tweets, Facebook posts, and informational blurbs for DOL’s weekly online national newsletter 

 Writing feature stories and photo cutlines for DOL internal website LaborNet and internal, monthly e-magazine Frances Magazine 

 Creating photo/ video content for internal and external publics 

 Conducting research to further develop internal media relations database and enhance regional media relations outreach efforts 

 Performing light administrative work 

 REQUIREMENTS: 

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience (preferred) using AP Stylebook guidelines, good computer skills, and a professional and positive attitude 

 Experience with public relations and social media measurement tools and thorough knowledge of social media platforms 

 Students must be able to meet the minimum time commitment, 8-10 hours/week 

 Bilingual students are encouraged to apply 

 HOW TO APPLY: DEADLINE TO APPLY IS NOV. 29, 2013. SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE BY DEC. 13, 2013. 

Email your cover letter, resume, three (3) writing samples and three (3) references to: 

Deputy Regional Director Joanna Hawkins – hawkins.joanna@dol.gov 

For more information, call 215-861-5101 

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