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Summer 2018: Chesterfield County Communication & Media - Communications Intern (PAID)

Apr 13, 2018

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




Summer Internship Announcement

Chesterfield County

Communications and Media

9901 Lori Road, Suite 402

Chesterfield, VA 23832




Communications and Media

Program Dates:

May 21–July 27, 2018

20-24 hours per week

Paid/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 the county's Web Modernization Project, 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.


The Chesterfield Experience:

As an intern in Chesterfield County, you will have an opportunity to meet with county leaders, collaborate with your peers, attend informational brown bag lunches, and participate in team-building exercises to complement what you will be learning in the professional work environment provided by County Administration.  


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 be outdoors.

For consideration of this opportunity, candidates must email a resume and two writing samples to Dave Goode at by April 30 at 5 p.m.


Chesterfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Committed to Workforce Diversity