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PIO Internship (ID: 109161) for Fall 2022


Off of Children and Family Svcs

52 Washington Street
Rensselaer , NY 12144
E-Mail: jeremy.fischer@ocfs.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 408-4942

Division/Unit: PIO Administration


Web Site: http://ocfs.state.ny.us(New Window)


Proposal Information


The mission of the Office of Children and Family Services is to serve New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

The agency Public Information Office is a communications team that is dedicated to supporting agency programs and managing the agency's internal and external messaging. Communication interns will:

* Draft content and update agency website
* Update social media accounts
* Assist with event planning
* Assist with agency newsletters
* Review and draft correspondence

Typical Hours: Variable
Days & Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

* Writing/editing
* Social media management
* Database management
* Excel/Outlook proficiency



Oral and Written Communication Skills

Time and Task Management Skills

Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

Social Media Management

Database Management


Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations, Human Services, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Rensselaer

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Hospitality Services, Human Services, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Public Administration