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Wake County offers a wide variety of internships. Below is a list of currently available internships:

Communications Office

Fall Internship 2015

Based in the heart of downtown Raleigh, the Communications Office’s mission is to involve, inform and prepare the County, its employees and the public through PR and communications services. Wake County is one of the largest counties in North Carolina with over one million residents, 4,000 employees and 24 different departments and divisions. We interact every day with various audiences, such as local media outlets or event our Twitter followers, to ensure the County’s internal and external communications are being heard from all angles. The Communications Office has several traditional tasks and procedures it performs to converse with these audiences.

The selected student will learn about and participate in the daily operations of the CO. Interns frequently assist with projects such as:

  • Employee newsletter articles
  • All-employee email messages
  • Social media messages and strategy
  • Web content publication
  • Producing and scripting the County's monthly television show
  • Preparing speeches for senior staff and commissioners
  • Taking photos of County events
  • Working with the news media
  • News releases
  • Participating in crisis communications and disaster preparedness drills

Internship Specifics
A 15–25-hour-per-week internship schedule will be determined based on the applicant selected. CO interns are not paid but may receive course credit. Wake County will pay for parking for the selected intern.

The selected intern will demonstrate above average writing and proofreading/editing skills. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed at least two semesters of media writing and/or public relations courses. Preference will be based on experience, writing samples and references.
Application Instructions
Please send a resume, cover letter and two recent writing samples to and no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015. The position will be continuously posted, however, until filled. Interviews will be scheduled after submission of application.


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