This internship is available for Spring, Summer or Fall
Under the direction of the Communications and Marketing Director, performs various projects relating to communications, marketing, branding, and public relations. This is an internship position that requires a working knowledge of computers and writing, and communications on social media platforms.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).
- Works with the City Communications and Marketing Director to proactively contribute written articles on print and electronic platforms, as needed. Special attention to recreation programs, community arts and St. George Races.
- Works with the Communications and Marketing Director to create and curate content for City publications.
- Effectively uses communication mediums available to the city, such as website, newsletter, social media platforms, press releases and the digital marquee.
- Helps coordinate marketing efforts of City events in cooperation with designated staff.
- Works with the Communications and Marketing Director to help ensure that all published department materials comply with City policy as outlined in the Style Guide.
- Shadows the Communications and Marketing Director and other employees in the department at various times.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/ Working Conditions
Light physical effort in an office environment. Comfortable working positions handing weights up to 50 pounds. Intermittent sitting, standing and walking. Generally pleasant working conditions. Frequent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior. Some weekend and evening work required for special events and programming.
Education: Current enrollment in an accredited college or university and have completed at a minimum the freshman year. Must be in good standing and not on academic or other probation. English, Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations majors preferred.
Experience: Demonstrated positive work experience with no terminations for cause. Volunteer service and community involvement a plus.
Licenses and/or Certifications: Must possess a valid driver license and it must be maintained throughout employment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Writing, basic photography, social media platforms and mobile applications. Computer softwareknowledge is highly desirable.
•Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.•Establish and maintain effective working relations with the public, and other employees.•Prioritize tasks.•Work well under pressure and impending deadlines.•Relate well with a variety of persons under varying circumstances.•Manage multiple projects at a time.•Use a computer, printer, camera, copier and cell / telephone system regularly.
Additional Internship Information
Applicants must provide transcripts showing proof of academic standing, degree major, and current enrollment at time of application submittal. If hired, applicants must continue to be enrolled and attend school to maintain eligibility for this position. This is a temporary position for the Spring 2021 semester. Intern must be available to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and other schedules. Hours may vary depending on the school and department’s internship credit requirement.
It is the intern’s responsibility to provide their own transportation to and from work. It is the intern’s responsibility to secure their housing arrangements.
The college / university advisor will coordinate with the City of St. George Internship Coordinator to ensure the student’s educational requirements are met. Additionally, the college / university advisor will stay in communication throughout the intern’s session to exchange information and receive regular updates of the interns’ progress. On-site visits are encouraged.
Additional Intern Responsibilities
The Intern will assume their role as a St. George City employee with professionalism and pride. As a representative of St. George City, all interns are expected to:
•Conduct themselves in a professional manner.
•Dress according to department standards.
•Communicate with the Internship Coordinator and supervisor.
•Ask questions and seek guidance.
•Show initiative and creativity by offering ideas and suggestions for improvement.
•Follow all City policies and procedures.
•Participate with wholehearted intent.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position is open until filled. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.