Communications Intern

Herriman City  Herriman, UT 
$17.42 – $26.14 an hour – Full-time, Internship

Contributes to the communication plan and communication aspects of the City through producing communication pieces and materials. Produces written materials and graphics with accurate and timely information to inform residents of City events and activities. 

Receives supervision from the Director of Administration and Communications (PIO) with possible oversight from higher level team members as needed. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Produces pieces of the City’s communication plan through project completion and creation. Drives project completion and meets deadlines to complete communication pieces. Provides ideas and recommendations for new communication ideas and strategies. Under direction of the department head, develops marketing campaigns and materials to ensure residents are informed of City events and activities. Monitors and receives updates from the City’s social media sites and responds to questions and concerns. Creates posts and materials for social media sites and keeps updated on the latest social media trends. Creates communication pieces for print/mail media as well as responses to social media inquiries and questions. Ensures quality and accurate materials through reviews. Receives feedback and makes corrections as needed. Edits City communication pieces and provides insight and recommendations. Assists in and may actively perform in website design to ensure form and function for end users. Researches media inquiries and provides information and effective communication. Receives oversight and reviews for mass communications. Under direction of the Director, works with media outlets to disseminate information and set up interviews for news stories. Produces communication materials for City events including City meetings or community events. These materials include print, video, audio and social media. Provides materials to the Public Information Officer and Administration department. Supports the internal communications of the City, to include the employee newsletter. Distributes materials and ensures the correct mediums are used to provide information to the public. Determines communication channels and mediums for information. Supports the communication aspect of City events by attending events, producing materials and updating social media with pictures and information. Supports City information community events by providing materials and information. May attend City Council and/or Planning Commission to provide materials for meetings and broadcasting. May work with other department for project updates. Produces updates on City projects and provides information on City issues. Provides others duties as assigned. 



  • High School diploma or equivalent degree.


  • 3 years of experience in communications. Including experience in: posting to social media, producing newsletters or mass written communications, and creating professional information pieces to include graphics.


  • Equivalent experience in college coursework and experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and/or Marketing from an accredited institution.
  • Advanced skills in Word, PowerPoint and Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.


  • Must be at least 18yrs old.
  • Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, background check, physical and driving record check.


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English. Strong writing skills are a necessity.
  • Marketing and creating graphics are an essential function of this position.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in various software applications including Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress, with the ability to learn and use additional job specific software.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to communicate effectively and efficiently are a must!

A Sample of your work may be requested in the event an interview is scheduled. 

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