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

Communications Office

Spring Internship 2016
Are you a student pursuing a career in public relations or communications? Do you want to learn more about local government? If you answered yes to these questions, then you should apply for the Wake County Communications Office internship!

Based in downtown Raleigh, our 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 the state with over one million residents, 3,800 employees and 24 different departments and divisions.
We interact each day with various audiences, such as local media or even our @WakeGov Twitter followers, to ensure the County’s internal and external communications are being heard at all angles. The Communications Office has several traditional tasks and procedures it performs to converse with these audiences.
Interns frequently assist with projects such as:
·       The employee newsletter articles,
·       All-employee email messages,
·       Social media messages and strategies for @WakeGov,
·       Web content publication,
·       Producing and scripting the County’s monthly television show,
·       Preparing speeches for senior staff and county commissioners,
·       Taking photos of County events,
·       Pitching newsworthy stories to the media,
·       Drafting news releases, and
·       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. Inters 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 dara.demi@wakegov.com. Submitted applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. Please contact if you have any questions.


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