The Utah Senate Communications office is looking for a creative communications intern who is willing to contribute and provide support with various tasks during the 2019 General Session. The intern will work directly with the communications director to develop and promote communications outreach for the Senate.  The communications intern will have the chance to help implement communication strategies and create written and video content for the website and newsletters in the fast-paced environment of state government. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in communications and the legislative process.

Start Date: The paid (stipend) internship begins in January and ends the last week of March.

 Example of Duties:
  • Monitor and track local news
  • Draft blog post and newsletter articles
  • Live tweet
  • Take pictures of Capitol events
  • File and edit videos
  • Design graphics
  • Create presentations
  • Research talking points for numerous topics

Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, digital media and policy, be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in the legislative process.

 Typical Qualifications:
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Solid understanding of the different social media platforms
  • Graphic Design
  • Video editing, Final Cut experience is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word programs
  • Consistent demonstration of responsibility and initiative
  • Ability to complete tasks under deadlines with high quality while managing multiple projects
  • Motivated, creative, detail-oriented, adaptable and dependable
  • Team player who also excels as an individual contributor
  • Bachelor’s degree, currently pursuing a degree from a university/college, or relevant work experience. Communications or related field program is preferred, but not required.
 Supplemental Information:
To Apply: Please e-mail the following documents to hr@le.utah.gov with the subject line “Senate Communications Intern”

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three References
  • Writing Sample
  • Video examples, if available
  • Graphic examples, if available

Learn more at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/utah/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=2296913


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