Communications Intern, Summer 2018

Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC), a statewide association providing local government support services, technical assistance, and accreditation opportunities is currently accepting applications for a Communications Intern. The individual selected for the position will gain real-world public relations and communications experience, build and strengthen professional skill set, and create polished portfolio materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in the research, planning, development, and implementation of the FCCC’s communications strategies and tactics.
• Maintain FCCC brand standards and style guidelines across all communications platforms including print, digital, and broadcast.
• Create original, style-specific content for use in press releases, media advisories, legislative affairs materials, social media, talking points, fact sheets, reports, newsletters, and websites.
• Manage and update electronic media coverage databases and media distribution lists.
• Assist with video production, design, and other related projects/operational tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Enrolled at an accredited, four-year institution, majoring in communications/PR, with at least 48 college credit hours completed
• Strong written/verbal communication skills, understanding of communications/PR principles and AP Style
• Knowledge of modern media trends and developing channels
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and website CMS
• Ability to manage multiple projects and interact professionally with members and staff
• Knowledge of state and local government and legislative processes is a plus

Computer Equipment and Software Requirements:
The position requires the ability to work with a personal computer and peripheral equipment in a Windows environment. Ability to use email, the internet, and Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Proficiency in digital communications and technology (Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud) is required.

Hours and Compensation:
Starting in May, the intern will work 20 hours per week for 12 weeks, amounting to 240 hours. The intern may earn three hours of college credit as well as a $2,000 stipend.
Location: 3544 Maclay Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida

To Apply:
Email the following materials to Zoe Linafelt at by March 23 for consideration:
• Cover letter indicating interest in position, current knowledge of public relations and communications field, ability to meet stated work schedule and college credit requirement
• Professional resume stating communications experience, academic achievements, and related activities
• Two writing samples (each may be from previous coursework) not to exceed 500 words; press release, social media campaign posts, or similar examples preferred
• Two work/academic references (include name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address)

This document may be revised at any time and is not an employment contract. It describes the general nature of work but is not a complete or exhaustive list of all duties and skills required. Interns may be required to perform duties outside of their typical responsibilities. FCCC reserves the right to reject any application or not fill this position for any reason.