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The Delaware State Senate Democratic Caucus
Is seeking motivated applicants for an exciting internship opportunity in our communications office. The Communications Intern will be responsible for assisting the Communications Director and Communications Assistant in the execution of the Democratic Caucus' press strategy and social media plan.
This internship is a paid opportunity.
Nature and Scope
The Communications Intern reports to the Communications Director and Communications Assistant. This position will deal with a wide variety of subject matter and work products, many of which are oriented around strict deadlines.
- Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize work and demonstrate initiative
- Strong writing skills and a thorough command of good grammar
- Familiarity with social media administration and best practices
- Reliable transportation
- Interest in state government and politics
Preference will be given to applicants with:
- Multimedia skillsets (e.g., graphic design, photography/videography, and/or web
- Familiarity with AP style
Majors or concentrations in fields such as political science, political communications, and journalism are helpful backgrounds for this position's duties, but applicants from any background or specialty can succeed in this role.
During non-session months (July – December), this position is based principally in Wilmington or Dover. During legislative session (January – June), the position may require up to three days per week in Dover, pursuant to the legislative calendar.
To apply please include your resume and a writing sample in an email to Communications Director Scott Goss at email@example.com. Do not hesitate to include additional documentation (portfolios, etc.).