Public Relations Intern

Bakersfield, CA
Posted 2 years ago

A Public Affairs, Marketing & Communications Firm

Public Relations Intern

Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc. is an experienced public affairs and marketing firm in Central California.

Providence specializes in developing strategic communications plans with extensive expertise in public affairs campaigns designed to produce successful project permitting. Our firm provides public relations support, website development, manages multiple social media accounts for our clients daily and much more. Our current clients include those in agriculture, water, retail, construction, oil and gas, transportation, healthcare, nonprofit and telecommunications.

Job Description

The public relations intern reports to the strategic communications manager and/or project managers and primarily supports the development and execution of public relations, marketing and public affairs campaigns on behalf of our clients and assists with office administration tasks and other duties as assigned. This position is part-time and provides an opportunity for the intern to gain valuable job experience, business contacts and a better understanding of the public relations, marketing and public affairs fields. Most positions extend 90 days.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Help coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, marketing and business initiatives.
  • Carry out research as needed for all client projects, the firm overall and various initiatives. May also be required to update databases, email blast lists media lists and others.
  • Monitor city and county meetings; compile news and social media roundups.
  • Events: Assist with planning, organizing and executing community
  • Social media: Work with the project leads to plan events and posts on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and email
  • Marketing: Develop basic graphic design materials for firm and clients. Create effective PowerPoint presentations and assist speaker on behalf of clients at various meetings.
  • Complete other duties assigned.

Other Duties

  • Act as receptionist when the office manager is out.
    • Greet visitors in a friendly manner
    • Operate telephone system to answer the phone, check voicemail and transfer calls.
    • Compose and follow-up on emails and general communication.
    • General support to director of operations and other staff with data entry, photocopying and filing.
  • Assist with office administration tasks as needed.

Physical Demands and Working Environment Mental

  • Mental – The intern will spend several hours in moderate concentration on the computer entering various types of information which requires attention to detail and high levels of
  • Physical – The intern will spend several hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. The intern will also have to do some lifting of supplies and
  • Environmental – Requires capability of performing essential job functions in established office environment under normal lighting and climate control tolerances. Occasionally, the physical environment requires the employee to work outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid Note: Work may be performed at the company office or other locations, as determined by management and the needs of the business. Work from home may be required under certain circumstances.
  • Manual dexterity – Requires use of hands and arms to operate personal computer, calculator, copy machine, telephone, and other general office equipment and to record written
  • Audible – Requires the ability to verbally communicate with clients, vendors, key contacts and internal departments in person and via
  • Visual – Requires the ability to read written documentation and reports, operate office equipment such as computers and printers and drive a vehicle.


  • Preferably pursuing a degree in public affairs, communications, web design, marketing, journalism, public relations, advertising or related
  • Hard-working team player with exceptional organizational skills and outstanding speaking and writing
  • Flexibility with hours – available for day and occasional evening meetings (will accommodate student schedule).
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle, have a valid California driver license with driving record acceptable to the company’s insurance carrier, and be able to travel within Kern County.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud software is
  • Spanish/English bilingual is a plus.


The relationship between you and the Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc. is referred to as “employment at will.” This means that your employment can be terminated at any time for any reason, with or without cause, with or without notice, by you or the Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc.. No representative of Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc. has authority to enter into any agreement contrary to the foregoing “employment at will” relationship. You understand that your employment is “at will,” and that you acknowledge that no oral or written statements or representations regarding your employment can alter your at-will employment status, except for a written statement signed by you and either our Executive Vice-President/Chief Operations Officer or the Company’s President.

Job Features

Job CategoryLocal
Job CategoryInternship
Job LevelPart-time
Job IndustryPublic Relations Intern

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