Social Media and Public Information Intern (Unpaid) @ Leon County Government

Leon County Government is seeking a qualified social media and public information intern for the 2023 summer semester.

About Leon County Community and Media Relations

Leon County’s Community and Media Relations (CMR) department proactively facilitates the accurate, effective, timely and consistent flow of public information to internal and external parties of interest, provides community outreach, and serves as the County’s liaison with its media partners.

CMR internships offer university students interested and skilled in digital media, communications, public affairs/relations, media and/or journalism, and government and media affairs opportunities to work alongside the County’s public information specialists.


As our social media and public information intern, you will:

  • Collaborate with the Community & Media Relations team and other Leon County staff to develop and manage multimedia content and campaigns across social media platforms.
  • Assist in the organization, documentation, and promotion on social media of press conferences and other public events, programs, and/or activities to promote County activities.
  • Use analytics to evaluate the needs and behaviors of citizens.
  • Research new approaches to digital outreach.
  • Innovate and experiment with new approaches to broaden our reach and extend our message.
  • Write and edit written material for distribution using a variety of media, including news releases and advisories, marketing collateral, award submissions, promotional materials, and more.
  • Develop knowledge of the principles and techniques of public relations, public information, mass communications, news reporting, editing, advertising, and marketing.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work is performed mainly indoors.  Desk work, standing, walking, concentration, and computer work are some of the physical and mental demands of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong writing skills including AP Style and a command of grammar usage and vocabulary. Excellent organizational skills and attention to accuracy and detail. Creativity with a passion for public service. Ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program during the internship.

Qualified candidates must have a strong interest in, or are seeking a degree in, digital media, communications, public affairs/relations, media and/or journalism.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure are a must.  Meticulous attention to detail in writing and editing is also necessary.

Additional Information

This is an unpaid, in-person internship, requiring a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week. Students may earn academic credit while working in our office.

Community & Media Relations is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evening and weekend event work may be required. The internship begins in May and ends on Friday, August 11, 2023.

How to Apply

Submit the following items to with the subject “2023 Summer Internship” by the application deadline.

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter explaining why you’re interested in this internship.
  • Academic writing sample, maximum 5 pages.


The deadline to apply for the 2023 summer semester internship is Friday, April 21, 2023.