Public Affairs Intern II – Part-Time

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Mesa Water, located in Costa Mesa, CA, is seeking a bright, creative, enthusiastic, ethical, and reliable upper division college student (must be current student) in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, and/or Public Relations.

The successful candidate will have strong verbal and written communications skills; a working knowledge of office equipment; excellent computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs; and, exceptional attention to detail. Candidates should have demonstrated writing education/experience and an interest in event-planning and media and government relations.

Mesa Water offers a collaborative, dynamic, and exciting work environment where you will learn about the water industry, while also implementing Public and Government Affairs Principles, Practices and Programs.

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The Position:

Work hours are flexible around school schedule within the District’s hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hours will be 20-29 per week and schedule will be determined by the manager. (No more than 960 hours in a fiscal year July 1st – June 30). Some early morning, evening and weekend hours are required for events support.

Minimum Desired Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as an upper division student at an accredited undergraduate program with a focus in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, and/or Public Relations
  • Not scheduled to graduate before May 2018
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to generate superior written work products
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with clients and staff in a team environment
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, as well as Adobe is desired
  • Project experience, organization and time management
  • Ability to research, write, edit, proofread, and prepare a variety of informational publications (i.e., newsletter stories, pitch letters, press releases, reports, speeches, tweets, etc.)
  • Photography knowledge such as photo and video shoot principles as well as production/layout and graphic design
  • Knowledge of event-planning and coordinating with vendors
  • Media relations interest and/or experience such as creating media lists or distributing information to media or conducting media pitches

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