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  • Employer: U.S. Labor Department
  • Type of Position: Internship
  • Industry: Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications
  • Location: Philidelphia region, PA
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Public Affairs Internship

The US-DOL Public Affairs Internship is open to Junior, Senior and Graduate Student Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, English, and Journalism majors. This is a credit only internship program. Transit subsidy is provided for interns who commute on SEPTA and PATCO only. This is a great opportunity to use your creativity, gain real-world, government public affairs experience, hone your writing skills, add to your professional portfolio, and contribute to meaningful projects! DUTIES INCLUDE:  Writing press releases, media advisories, news briefs, blogs  Writing blurbs for publication in DOL’s weekly online national newsletter  Writing feature stories and photo cutlines for DOL internal website Labor Net and internal, monthly e-magazine Frances Magazine  Pitching regional media representatives and coordinating media interviews/opportunities for DOL agencies/staff  Garnering publicity and news coverage of agency outreach programs and initiatives  Developing media relations database  Conducting research  Performing light administrative work

Required Education and Experience:

REQUIREMENTS:  Participants must have excellent written and verbal communication abilities, experience (preferred) using AP Stylebook guidelines, good computer skills, and a professional and positive attitude  Students must be able to meet the minimum time commitment, 8-10 hours/week  Bi-lingual students (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Gujarati, and Hindi speakers) are encouraged to apply  Candidates selected for an interview will be given a brief test assessing their writing skills and knowledge of AP Stylebook guidelines

To Apply:

HOW TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, three (3) writing samples and three (3) references to: Joanna Hawkins, Deputy Regional Director hawkins.joanna@dol.gov APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2013 FALL SEMESTER MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 19, 2013. Interested candidates should contact Joanna Hawkins at 215-861-5101, hawkins.joanna@dol.gov

Contact Information:

Joanna Hawkins

215-861-5101
fax:
hawkins.joanna@dol.gov