Dep’t of Labor Internship in Philadelphia: Deadline 4/2 :: The Construction Management Pro

Dep’t of Labor Internship in Philadelphia: Deadline 4/2

The Department of Labor is actively recruiting for their 2012 Public Affairs summer and fall internships at the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Public Affairs in downtown Philadelphia. Please see info below for additional information about the internship. They are looking for undergraduate and graduate Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, and/or English majors.

NOTE: This is a credit only internship. Students typically receive up to three (3) credit hours for successful completion of the internship. DOL provides a transit subsidy for interns who commute using SEPTA or PATCO.

The deadline to submit all application materials for both semesters is April 2, 2012.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP
U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT – PHILADELPHIA REGION

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 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, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Summer Heat Campaign that promotes water, rest and shade for outdoor workers and the Wage and Hour Division’s New Jersey gas station enforcement initiative
• Developing media relations database
• Conducting research
• Performing light administrative work

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.

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 SUMMER AND FALL 2012 SEMESTERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 2, 2012.

Interested candidates should contact Joanna Hawkins at 215-861-5101 or hawkins.joanna@dol.gov.

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