The 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.
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, call 215-861-5101