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Fall 2018: Chesterfield County Communications & Media - Communications Intern (Deadline Aug. 10)

Jul 26, 2018

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships


Fall Internship Announcement

Chesterfield County

Communications and Media

9901 Lori Road, Suite 402

Chesterfield, VA 23832




Chesterfield County Communications and Media

Program Dates:

Fall Semester – Start week of Sept. 4.

150 hours minimum

College Credit


Who we are:

The Department of Communications and Media provides a strategic communications link between the county government and the public, playing a key role in maintaining the county’s professional image. An extension of the County Administrator’s Office, the department functions across all organizational lines while working cooperatively with other departments, news media and other groups to ensure Chesterfield County’s story is told. Communications and Media incorporates a variety of communications methods, including social media, video production, and expert writing and graphic design, while developing and maintaining multiple ways for the public to stay engaged with their local government.


What you will learn:

You will work closely with the department’s Public Information and Media Relations Section team to strategize and advance projects, including developing communications plans, preparing social media and e-newsletter content, and writing speeches and media releases. Specific projects will include assistance with community engagement for special projects, and enhancing online newsroom content. The intern must be able to work independently, as well as with individuals in similar and complementing positions, including graphic designers and video-production professionals.


Minimum Qualifications:

The intern must possess strong writing ability, particularly web writing, and general knowledge of other writing forms, e.g., news releases and speechwriting; have knowledge of communications strategy/planning; possess basic computer skills, including Word and Excel.  Preferred majors include mass communications, public relations, and journalism. The candidate’s career goals may include, public information officer/manager, organization or corporate spokesperson, social media manager, government affairs coordinator, speechwriter. The intern would be responsible for driving to some assignments. Occasionally required to work outdoors.

For consideration of this opportunity, candidates must email a résumé and three writing samples to Dave Goode, public information manager, at by Aug. 10 at 5 p.m.


Chesterfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Committed to Workforce Diversity