GRU's Communications Department is seeking an intern to work 20
hours per week. Interested students should have experience with
reporting/writing, research, social media and website development.
A working knowledge of Adobe's design platforms, photography and
videography is a plus.
Must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education
and possess at least a 2.5 GPA.
- A student in the sophomore level or above
- Have relevant work experience in marketing, public relations,
advertising, journalism or communications fields
- Knowledge of AP Style
- Excellent organizational skills
- Experience updating or designing websites
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
Summary of the roles and responsibilities of a Communications
- Manage the daily newsletter
- Write press releases
- Update Web pages
- Update social media calendar
- Organize/attend events
- Produce PowerPoint presentations
- Take photos
- Shoot and edit video
- Develop copy
- Conduct research
- Student must be able to work 20 hours per week.
- Student must be available to work at least a minimum of two
consecutive semesters, although one year is preferred.
- May establish an eligibility list
- Assessments may be required
The City of Gainesville serves its citizens by providing police
and fire protection, code enforcement, land use planning, road and
traffic light system maintenance, parks, recycling services, small
business development and cultural events, to name just a few.
Throughout the year based on departmental need, we have paid and
unpaid Internship opportunities that allow students to assist us in
delivering first-class service to Gainesville! Our Internships span
from one to twelve months. Departments that have hosted Interns
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
Gainesville Police Department
Gainesville Fire Rescue
Office of Management & Budget
Marketing & Communication
To be eligible for a City of Gainesville Internship, you must be
currently enrolled in an institution of higher education and
possess at least a 2.0 GPA.
In addition to our competitive pay -- if you are a paid Intern
-- and a great work environment, our Internship Program offers many
benefits such as introducing students to government service via
practical work experience with a flexible schedule, making
available a network of professionals in each student's chosen
career field and allowing students to apply their academic
knowledge in the "real world."
The selection process may include examinations, interviews,
assessment centers, practical skills, etc. Background checks will
be conducted on all new hires. Drug testing and credit checks may
be required for certain positions. A Florida driver license with a
good driving record may be required for some positions.