Communications Intern

Company: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity


Contact Person: Samantha Bequer

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019


The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is seeking a Communications Intern to work with the Communications Team to keep the public informed of the agency’s mission, activities, programs, services and accomplishments. We are seeking a candidate who is available to work part time in an OPS position. The successful candidate must have strong verbal, writing and social media management skills. A motivated, independent and collaborative attitude is required to work well with our fast-paced communications team.

Specific job duties may include:
•Assisting in content creation for the agency’s social media pages and reporting on social media activities;
•Drafting and editing press releases, media advisories, statements, etc.;
•Monitoring ongoing news trends, compiling daily press clippings using media monitoring platforms and distributing relevant articles to senior staff;
•Drafting and editing the department’s internal and external communications, including its newsletters;
•Coordinate special projects and plan agency events;
•Working creatively on graphic content;
•Other administrative support tasks as needed.


•Seeking a degree in public relations, communications or related field;
•An interest in public relations, political communication or public policy;
•Ability to work effectively under deadlines with minimum supervision; and
•Knowledge and an understanding of public relations skills, including AP style writing and using media monitoring platforms.
•Some graphic design experience preferred.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and two writing samples (each may be from previous coursework) to [email protected]

Job Originally Posted on: Wednesday, February 20, 2019