Public Relations Intern

Position Type: Part-time
Location: Bakersfield, CA

Providence is a full-service communications firm headquartered in Bakersfield, 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 and manages multiple social media accounts for our clients daily. Our current clients include those in the agriculture, water, oil and gas, transportation, healthcare, nonprofit, retail and telecommunications industries.

Job Description

The Public Relations Intern, under the guidance of Project Managers, actively supports the execution of public relations, marketing, and public affairs campaigns for our clients. In addition to campaign support, the intern participates in office administrative tasks and carries out various assigned duties. This 90-day, part-time position offers a hands-on opportunity for the intern to gain valuable experience, broaden their business contacts, and enhance their knowledge of the public relations, marketing and public affairs industries

Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, including all important aspects of the job — whether performed daily, weekly, monthly, or annually; and any duty that occurs at irregular intervals. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Project Assistance: Support various projects, collaborating with Project Managers, Coordinators, Videographers and Graphic Designers.
  • Public Relations & Outreach: Assist with advocacy, outreach, and marketing campaigns.
  • Targeted Research: Conduct specific research for projects and maintain updated databases and contact lists.
  • Monitor & Summarize: Track city/county meetings and conduct news and social media roundups.
  • Event Planning Support: Assist with organizing and executing events, including logistics for booths and ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
  • Social Media Management: Work with team to design, schedule, and produce engaging content for platforms like Facebook, Instagram, X and LinkedIn. Create reels for social media. Monitor messages and comments, evaluate engagement/engagement rate monthly for accounts.
  • Email Marketing: Assemble email newsletters, curating content and managing distribution lists.
  • Create Marketing Materials: Produce simple graphic designs and prepare PowerPoint Slide Decks.
  • Assist in Inventory Management: Support the Office Manager by helping to update and manage inventory and swag.
  • Photo and Video Shoot Assistance: Assist during photo and video shoots at various events.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


  • 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.

Marginal Functions (if any):


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a degree in a related field or recent college graduate (e.g., Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing/Communications, or English)
  • Must be able to work part time during the school year.
  • 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.
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Teams).
  • The successful candidate will be self-motivated, possess good organizational skills, be detail-oriented, with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinance.

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Equipment/Programs (add as needed)
Still cameraX
Video cameraX
Adobe Creative CloudX
Critical MentionX
Sprout SocialX
Constant Contact & Survey MonkeyX
Business WireX
Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel)X
Physical Effort:Amount of physical exertion expended in handling materials, tools, operating machines or equipment. Identify tools, equipment, machinery materials handled. Indicate % of work time involved.
Tools (camera and video equipment)X
Physical Activities & Requirements: Visual acuity and requirements of the position.
Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.X
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.X
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.X
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.X
Touching: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.X
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.X
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.X
Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.X
Physical Requirements
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.X
Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth, perception, and field of vision
The worker is required to have a close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.X
Conditions the worker will be subject to in this position
None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such
as in typical office or administrative work).


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