Public Relations Intern

Part-Time
Bakersfield, CA
Posted 4 weeks ago

A Public Affairs, Marketing & Communications Firm

Public Relations Intern

Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc. is an experienced strategic communications 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 industries.

Job Description

The public relations intern reports to the strategic communications manager and/or project manager and primarily supports the development and execution of public relations campaigns on behalf of our clients, as well as 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 marketing and public relations field. Most positions exceed 90 days.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research and database updating: Carry out research as needed for all client projects, the firm overall, and various initiatives. Database assignments as needed might include updating email blast lists, media lists, etc.
  • Events: Assist with planning, organizing and executing community events.
  • Social media: Work with the project coordinators to plan events and posts on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and email marketing.
  • Marketing: Develop basic graphic design materials for firm and clients. Create effective PowerPoint presentations and assist speaker on behalf of clients at various meetings. Assemble press kits/client information packages as needed.

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 – 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 accuracy.
  • 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 materials.
  • 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 conditions. 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 information.
  • Audible – Requires the ability to verbally communicate with clients, vendors, key contacts and internal departments in person and via telephone.
  • Visual – Requires the ability to read written documentation and reports, operate office equipment such as computers and printers and drive a vehicle.

Qualifications

  • Preferably pursuing a degree in public affairs, communications, web design, marketing, journalism, public relations, advertising or related field.
  • Hard-working team player with exceptional organizational skills and outstanding speaking and writing ability.
  • 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 preferred.
  • Spanish/English bilingual is a plus.

We appreciate your interest in our organization and assure you that we are sincerely interested in your qualifications.  A clear understanding of your background and work history will help us potentially place you in a position that meets your objectives and those of the organization.  Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religious creed (all aspects of religious belief, observances and practices including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age (over 40), marital status (including registered domestic partner status), gender identity, medical condition (as defined by law), mental disability, physical disability, except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification, or other status protected by State or Federal law, genetic information, gender expression, military and veteran status.

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  1. I understand that if I am being considered for employment by this company, I may be required to submit to a post-offer physical and drug/alcohol testing (all of which will be paid for by this company) and to authorize the release of the physical examination and test results to this company. Applicants whose test results are positive (prohibited substances present) will not be eligible for further employment consideration.
  2. Any acceptance of employment will be predicated upon the truthfulness of the written and verbal statements contained within this Application and pre-employment process. I understand that should my employer find that any statement I have made is not truthful, any job extended to me may be withdrawn and, if employed, I may be subject to termination.
  3. I understand this Application for Employment is not to be confused as a guarantee of employment for a specific time. I further understand that my employment with this company does not constitute any form of contract, implied or expressed, and such employment will be terminable at will either by myself or my employer upon notice of one party to the other. My continued employment is dependent on satisfactory performance and the continued need for my services as determined by this organization.
  4. I grant my employer approval, after my termination of employment to release information which it may deem appropriate regarding my employment with or termination from the organization, to anyone who has a reasonable basis for making such inquiry. So long as the information disclosed is not known by this organization to be inaccurate, this organization shall not incur legal liability of any nature in connection with the furnishing of such information.
  5. I understand that my Application for Employment will be placed in an active status for a period of six months during which time it will be reviewed as job openings occur in my area(s) of job interest. I also understand that should I wish to continue being considered for job openings beyond the six month period, I must reapply by (a) submitting a new Application for Employment or by (b) submitting a letter requesting renewal of my Application and including an update of my qualifications (recent work history, educational achievements, etc.).

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

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