Communications Intern (Paid)

Company: Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers


Contact Person: Zoe Linafelt

Application Deadline: December 8, 2017


Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers, a statewide association providing local government support services, technical assistance, and accreditation opportunities, is currently accepting applications for a Communications Intern.

The individual selected for the position will gain real-world public relations and communications experience, build and strengthen professional skill set, and create polished portfolio materials.

Location: 3544 Maclay Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist in the research, planning, development, and implementation of the FCCC’s communications strategies and tactics.

• Maintain FCCC brand standards and style guidelines across all communications platforms including print, digital, and broadcast.

• Create original, style-specific content for use in press releases, media advisories, legislative affairs materials, social media, talking points, fact sheets, reports, newsletters, and websites.

• Manage and update electronic media coverage databases and media distribution lists.

• Assist with video production, design, and other related projects/operational tasks as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Enrolled at an accredited, four-year institution, majoring in communications/PR, with at least 48 college credit hours completed

• Strong written/verbal communication skills, understanding of communications/PR principles and AP Style

• Knowledge of modern media trends and developing channels

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and website CMS

• Ability to manage multiple projects and interact professionally with members and staff

• Knowledge of state and local government and legislative processes is a plus

Computer Equipment and Software Requirements:

The position requires the ability to work with a personal computer and peripheral equipment in a Windows environment. Ability to use email, the internet, and Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Proficiency in digital communications and technology (Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud) is required.

Hours and Compensation:

Starting in January, the intern will work 20 hours per week for 12 weeks, amounting to 240 hours. The intern may earn three hours of college credit as well as a $2,000 stipend.

How to Apply

Email the following materials to Zoe Linafelt at [email protected] by December 8, 2017, for consideration:

• Cover letter indicating interest in position, current knowledge of public relations and communications field, ability to meet stated work schedule and college credit requirement

• Professional resume stating communications experience, academic achievements, and related activities

• Two writing samples (each may be from previous coursework) not to exceed 500 words; press release, social media campaign posts, or similar examples preferred

• Two work/academic references (include name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address)

Job Originally Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2017