Media and Communications Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:The City of Portland Office of Human Relations
position summary:

The Office of Human Relations (OHR) works to eliminate discrimination and bigotry, strengthen inter-group relations, and foster greater understanding inclusion and justice in Portland. We are seeking a smart, driven, organized, energetic person with strong research, writing, and internet skills to assist our communications department. This internship offers an excellent opportunity for a talented student or professional committed to human rights and social equity issues to gain experience working in a growing, fast-paced city government agency.

The Communications Intern will work closely with OHR's communications manager to provide support for the advancement of OHR’s program and priorities.

Internship Job Responsibilities: • Writing blog posts, letters to the editor, and articles about human rights issues/events that the OHR is working on. • Updating OHR's website. • Increasing OHR’s visibility by using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. • Updating OHR’s database of the organization’s media coverage. • Other responsibilities depending on our current campaigns.

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, describe your interest in supporting the Office of Human Relations' mission and why you are qualified for this internship. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please submit your application materials as attachments by email to Muna Abshir Mohamud at [email protected] and include “Communications Internship” in the email subject line. No phone calls please.

Salary / Pay Rate:unpaid
Required Skills and Abilities:• Excellent written and oral communication and networking skills. • Persuasive, organized, motivated, creative thinker. • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines. • Ability to be flexible, positive, take initiative, and demonstrate good judgment. • Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow-through on tasks and projects.
Qualifications:• Bachelor's Degree in Communications and/or Journalism is strongly preferred. • Some journalism or communications experience preferred. • Desktop publishing and some HTML knowledge would be helpful but HTML experience is not required. • Experience with/interest in social media including Facebook, Twitter, etc. • A strong commitment to our human rights centered mission.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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