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Communications Intern

The Communications Department is seeking a junior/senior undergraduate or graduate student to work closely with the Press Informational Officer (PIO) in communicating between the Executive Office of the Mayor, DC government agencies, the Latino community, and other stakeholders, as the voice of OLA. Interns will be asked to attend community events with the Executive Director and/or PIO to capture multimedia materials, provide assistance, and then produce written and media pieces about these events. Interns with a major in Communications and/or Journalism and skills in website design and development, photo and video editing, and social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, Vimeo) are preferred.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a strong interest in working with issues affecting underserved migrant communities in general, and the Latino population in particular
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, and superior verbal and written communication skills in both languages
  • Strong organizational, and time management skills
  • Self-starter, problem solver, and able to set priorities when working individually or in a team
  • Comfortable working with individuals from the general public, as well as government and non-profit employees
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Any pertinent knowledge of disseminating information via social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Wordpress

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Dr. Cecilia Castillo Ayometzi
Language Access and Advocacy Coordinator
Executive Office of the Mayor
Office on Latino Affairs
2000 14th Street, NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Or respond via e-mail to [email protected]