Job Opening -- Strategic Communications Intern, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

  • Position Title:  Strategic Comunications Intern

    Essential Function:  Paid, temporary position (no benefits or leave accrual) in the OneNet Communications Department for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  Position is part-time (no more than 29 per week), no benefits or leave accrual.  Position will pay $12.00-$15.00 per hour based on experience and skill set

    Responsibilities and Duties
    * Research and write feature stories and other content for the web and outreach materials
    * Write and design promotional materials and create PowerPoint presentations
    * Assist OneNet executive director and communication director in Council on Information Technology (CoIT) initiatives
    * Assist with OneNet customer outreach initiatives and event planning
    * Conduct surveys and prepare reports for submission
    * Develop content and new strategies for OneNet's social media presence
    * Assist with OneNet customer outreach initiatives and event planning
    * Take and edit photos for web and print materials
    * Other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications
    * Junior or Senior in bachelor's degree program or graduate student iwth a major in public relations, marketing, strategic communications or journalism.
    * Strong communication and writing skills with knowledge of AP Style
    * Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and WordPress.
    * Knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube)
    * Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    * Self motivation, positive attitude and willingness to learn
    * Work hours must be between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with no more than 29 hours per week worked.

    Preferred Qualifications
    * Supervision:  The intern performs work under the supervision of the Director of OneNet Stratgegic Planning and Communications
    Work Hours:  Agency offices are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  These are the normal office hours for Agency employees.
    Physical Demands: Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.  Exhibit manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids.  Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels, with or without aids.  Ability to communicate clearly.  Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds, to bend, stoop, climb stairs, walk and reach.  Must use the proper manual handling equipment including but not limited to dollies, carts and lift team members.  Duties are normally performed in an office envieonmwnt with a moderate noise level.
    *Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is an Equal Opportunity Employee

    Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit one writing sample

    Supplemental Questions:
    1. Are you a Junior or Senior in a bachelor's degree program with a major in public relations, marketing, mass communications or journalism?
    Yes _____      No _____
    2. Describe your proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe Creative Suie.  (Open Ended Question)
    3.Do you have experience with social media, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube?
    Yes _____     No _____
    4. Do you have the ability to work up to 30 hours a week between the hours of 7:30-4:30?
    Yes _____     No _____
    5: How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    Public Job Posting _____
    Internal Job Posting ___)__
    Agency Referral _____
    Advertisement/Publication _____
    Personal Referral _____ _____
    Other Website _____
    Other _____

    Required Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Writing Sample