Responsibilities and Skills

  • Responsibilities

    Because the internship experience is customized for the growth needs of the intern and the programmatic needs of the department, participants may work in any of the following example areas or focus on just a few specific items. All work is done in coordination and partnership with a full-time staff member.  
    • Research and create content for district publications including websites, social media, advertisements, e-newsletters and print publications
    • Assist in the filming or photographing of events and day-to-day activities
    • Edit and produce video projects
    • Participate in research including focus group facilitation, survey design and implementation etc. 
    • Participate in strategy and creative development sessions 
    • Participate in weekly team meetings
    • Conduct research and create summaries of findings
    • Assist in the development and management of special events 
    • Provide assistance in crisis situations
    • Write, edit or revise materials including news releases, promotional materials and reports. 
    • Consult and advise district staff on communication needs and projects

    Skills

    The following skill sets are basic requirements for any candidate to be considered for an internship: 
    • Strong writing and editing skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently when needed
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Belief that the draft and revise process yields better results
    • Ability to accept and provide constructive feedback 
    • Familiarity with basic computer software including Microsoft Office, e-mail applications and Adobe Acrobat
    • Working knowledge of photography 
    The following skill sets are desirable in all candidates but may be required if an internship is needed to meet a specific need:
    • Video production and editing 
    • Website content management system experience
    • Comfort in public speaking and group facilitation 
    • Graphic design including desktop publishing and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite 
    • Experience in organizing and conducting special events 

Last Modified on March 24, 2015