Communications Intern

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 14, 2019
Closes
Aug 19, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agencys media relations and public affairs.This is a temporary position that is expected to last approximately 10 weeks during the Spring semester.
The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team.
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Responsibilities

CBO's Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency's media relations and public affairs during the upcoming fall semester. The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Duties include responding to phone and email inquiries from the media and the general public on a wide range of topics, attending and preparing for Congressional hearings, coordinating meetings with outside groups and international visitors, and working on other communications projects and planning as needed. Previous communications interns have served a frontline role representing CBO and have interacted routinely with staff in every area of the agency.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US citizens and those with permanent residency seeking US citizenship


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tier One background investigation

Qualifications

Candidates must be working toward a masters degree, preferably in journalism, mass communications, radio/television, strategic communications and public relations or a related field, and they should be strongly interested in government or political science.
Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to effectively handle multiple tasks and complete projects under tight deadlines. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Previous experience in journalism or media relations is desirable, and familiarity with and interest in social media would be a plus.
The hourly rate ranges from $18 to $24 and will be commensurate with educational attainment and related experience. This is a temporary position that is expected to last throughout the spring semester. Housing and relocation expenses are not provided, but CBOs interns are eligible for a local transportation subsidy of up to $265 per month.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

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Education

EDUCATION:

Candidates must be working toward a masters degree, preferably in journalism, mass communications, radio/television, strategic communications, public relations, or a related field, and they should be strongly interested in government or political science.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.
NOTE: To ensure consideration you must submit a complete application by August 18, 2019, at www.cbo.gov/careers (not USAJobs). Although we may continue to accept applications beyond that date, we are only ensuring that those who submitted by the deadline above will be considered. Should the hiring division wish to review candidates who applied after that date, we will then process those applications to determine if they are qualified and should be forwarded for management review.
This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references to www.cbo.gov/careers. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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