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

​Public Affairs Office

​Spring Internship 2015

Overview:
The Public Affairs Office (PAO) supports the County Manager’s Office by focusing on internal and external communications with various audiences to ensure that the County’s message is heard. The PAO has several traditional tasks it performs to communicate with these audiences.
 
 
 
The selected student will learn about and participate in the daily operations of the PAO. 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 10–25 hour-per-week internship schedule will be determined, based on the applicant selected.
 
PAO interns are not paid but may receive course credit. Wake County will pay for parking for the selected intern.
 
 
 
Qualifications:
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 cover letter, resume and two recent writing samples to Faith.Arenth@wakegov.com no later than 5:15 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter.


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