Communications Intern (Fall 2018)

Legislative Branch - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)4.3


Duties
Summary
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The Office of the Director is seeking a Communications Intern to report to the Associate Director for Communications this fall semester. The focus will 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.

Responsibilities
CBOs Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agencys 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

Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All groups of qualified individuals
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)
0394 Communications Clerical

1035 Public Affairs

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Excepted service - consists of those civil service positions which are not

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Candidate must be fingerprinted and provide official transcripts upon hire.

Qualifications
See technical qualifications.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must be working toward a masters degree, preferably in journalism, mass communications, radio/television, or a related field and should have a strong focus on and interest 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.
Education

EDUCATION:
Currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program.

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.

Our 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.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Other

Required Documents

Required Documents
Cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references. 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.

Benefits

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.

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