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Public Information Office - Student Assistant (ID: 110043) for Summer 2024


Dept of Agriculture and Markets

10B Airline Drive
Albany , NY 12235
E-Mail: HarvestYourPotential@agriculture.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 457-3216

Division/Unit: Public Information Office


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


Proposal Information


Harvest your potential with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets! Join our team and become an integral part of a team dedicated to fostering a competitive food and agriculture industry that benefits both producers and consumers alike. Here, you can cultivate your career in a dynamic environment that values innovation, sustainability, and community engagement. With a wide range of opportunities spanning from environmental science to economic development, you can find your niche in public service and grow both professionally and personally. Embrace the chance to join our team, and you'll not only reap a fulfilling career but also sow the seeds for a healthier, stronger New York.

Position Information:
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is seeking a dedicated and motivated Student Assistant to join the Public Information team in Albany, NY. As a Student Assistant, you will support agency programs by performing a variety of duties that include assisting the Social Media Manager in creating editorial calendars, planning, and scheduling content for promotion across the Department's social media platforms, generating content such as writing posts, taking photos and videos, under the guidance of the Social Media Manager, and assisting with monthly industry-specific campaign development. You will also have the chance to write content for the Department's monthly newsletter, research and build agricultural media distribution lists, and help with additional clerical duties related to program administrative responsibilities.

Preferred Skills: The ideal candidate will have knowledge of social media; graphic design experience; video shooting and editing experience (using a smartphone);strong writing skills; valid Driver's License; and knowledge of/experience in fields related to Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Events Management, and Agriculture.

This is a temporary position located at the Department of Agriculture and Markets headquarters at 10B Airline Drive in Albany, NY. We provide a professional and comfortable working environment with ample free parking. The target start date of this position is July 1, 2024, and end date of September 4, 2024. This position offers 20-30 hours per week with a pay rate of $16.10 per hour.

If you have a passion for agriculture and social media and want to make a difference, this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and skills!



Social Media Knowledge

Graphic Design Experience

Video Shooting and Editing

Strong Writing Skills

Detail Oriented


Internship Areas: Agriculture, Communications/Public Relations

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Sophomore

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Agricultural Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts, Recreational Studies, Visual/Performing Arts