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Internship( GRU Communications)

Company: City of Gainesville, FL
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Ad

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education and possess at least a 2.5 GPA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 Intern:

  • 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

Please Note:

  • 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

Job Description

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 are:

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Human Resources

Gainesville Police Department

Gainesville Fire Rescue

Office of Management & Budget


Equal Opportunity

Community Redevelopment

Marketing & Communication

Public Works

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.

Keywords: City of Gainesville, FL, Gainesville , Internship( GRU Communications), Other , Gainesville, Florida

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