Marketing and Communications Intern (Intern II)
County of Henrico Department of Recreation and Parks - Henrico, VA

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Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, October 14, 2013.

This is for a college level students who are a Sophomore level or above. This internship is for academic credit.

Henrico County offers a variety of challenging hands-on internships performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the assigned department. Internships may be available many departments. For more information on the operations and functions of each department click here: www.co.henrico.va.us/departments.html .

Essential Duties

Marketing and Communications Intern - This is an internship for academic credit for college students.

Desired Area of Study:
Communications, Marketing, Technology or related field
Desired GPA: 3.0 or better
Desired Student: Sophomore, Junior or Senior
Work Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (flexible, 29 hours or less per week), e venings and weekend hours may also be necessary depending on the project

Work Location: 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Henrico, Va

This internship position will be assigned to the Marketing and Communications section of the Henrico County Division of Recreation & Parks. Students will perform skills in web design, electronic marketing, and general communications areas. Intern will assist with updating the Division for Recreation and Parks website. Using a template, they will add pages, write copy, insert images and enhance overall look.

Intern will help with:
  • Communication efforts using online calendars and social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Research additional forms of electronic marketing for the Division to utilize
  • Assist with graphic design projects such as flyers and posters
  • Take photographs at Division events and programs
Experience using PhotoShop, InDesign or similare software is also perferred.

Strong foundational knowledge in a field relevant to internship; excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of County employees and citizens integral to the internship; excellent organization and research skills with the ability to collect and organize facts/tasks effectively; excellent attention to details; excellent knowledge of and familiarity with computer systems with demonstrated proficiency in the use of a personal computer and common software products (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point); ability to multitask and manage priorities; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a part of a team; and ability to meet assigned deadlines.

Internships are intended to complement the student's academic program so the intern must bring foundational knowledge as well as a strong interest in the assigned department's mission and operations, and be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment. The intern will receive training relevant to the assigned responsibilities, clear direction regarding expectations and feedback concerning their performance. Interns will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of the operations of the assigned department as well as broad basic skills and industry knowledge. Internships may include extensive public contact. Internships may be an integral part of a team or may require the intern to work more independently. The intern will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have opportunities to network with department leaders and other professionals in the internship field.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Pursuing a college degree in a field relevant to internship or post-secondary vocational/technical training in a trade or craft that is relevant to the internship; GPA of 3.0 or better; prefer a college student in the junior or senior year of the relevant degree program;

Experience: Completion of courses in relevant degree or vocational/technical program; relevant job or volunteer experience;

Or: Any equivalent combination education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the internship.

Additional Information

The application process requires you to include:
  • Resume
  • A letter indicating why you are interested in this internship position and to indicate at least three learning goals related to the internship
  • You will also need to include an unofficial school transcript, GPA
  • Provide two references
Internships may be paid or unpaid. If the internship is paid, an hourly rate will be indicated in the listing. Each internship posting will indicate if the position is for-credit or for-pay. Each posting will also indicate if it is open to high school, college-level or graduate-level students. All internship positions will work for 29 hours or less per week.

Check current listings online at: http://www.henricojobs.com/ . Read each current listing carefully for details specific to each internship.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment (including as an intern), including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

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