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Communications Intern (ID: 106349) for Summer 2018


Department of State

99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12231

Division/Unit: OPD&CI


Web Site: http://www.dos.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


Looking for intelligent, quick-thinking and poised individuals to assist us in Division of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure (OPD&CI) tasks. The Division is in need of someone to support outreach and social media activities.

Duties include: write press releases and script entries for our internal newsletter; interview local government officials regarding projects our division has facilitated; build content (photos, social media posts, quotes, etc.) for use by the DOS Public Information Office; assist in events and off-site presentations that will require additional hands; research and compile an e-newsletter to disseminate funding opportunities, news articles and policy updates related to redevelopment of brownfields to BOA stakeholders; and assist administrative staff with office operations, such as records management, reporting, filing, etc.

You will develop relationships with DOS staff, local government officials and other agency personnel, learn about local government/state relations, and come away with a better understanding of State operations.



Strong research & analytical skills

Excellent writing skills

Competency in MS Office

Interpersonal & communication skills

Ability to work independently


Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Senior

Degree Concentrations: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Public Administration