Communications/News Media Intern – FL Department of Economic Opportunity


Communications/News Media Intern – Office of Communications

Tallahassee, Florida

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s mission is to promote economic prosperity for all Floridians and businesses through successful workforce, community, and economic development strategies. DEO’s Office of Communications coordinates media relations for the agency by responding to media inquiries and public records requests, facilitating interviews with subject matter experts, connecting with the citizens of Florida through social media avenues, and advising media outlets of important issues and events.

DEO’s Office of Communications is looking for paid interns. The internship offers hands-on experience with a dynamic state agency that will be invaluable to anyone pursuing a career in communications.


Potential Intern Duties:

· Write features for DEO’s online newsroom

· Generate social media content

· Write weekly agency updates for the Governor’s Office

· Manage web site updates

· Participate in strategic planning and brainstorming

· Perform other duties as assigned


What We Expect from You:

· Minimum of 20 hours per week

· Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style

· Ability to conduct the internship in a professional manner.

· Ability to multi-task

· Ability to work in a fast paced environment

· Enthusiasm for the field of communications


Desired Skills:

· Writing skills will be highly valued

· Working knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, Hoot Suite, YouTube

· Working knowledge of Web 2.0, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

· Ability to converse with media and executive professionals

· Earning a Public Relations/Communications degree or a degree in a related field of study


Interested applicants should submit a resume and two writing samples to to be considered. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by phone or email.